Exploring Trust as an Influencing Mechanism of Intrapreneurship

International Journal of Management and Marketing Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 17-38, 2010

22 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2011

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Mike Stull

California State University, San Bernardino

John D. Aram

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

Managers and employees in four diverse organization settings were interviewed with semi-structured methods to provide grounded insight about the potential role of trust as a contributor to intrapreneurial behavior. The data suggest that several different dimensions of trust influence intrapreneurial behavior. Transcription analysis identified dimensions of trust as “downward trust-in,” “upward trust-of,” and “upward trust-in.” In addition, lateral trust, reciprocity and the cascading effects of managerial trust, are explored. Study results are examined within the theory of intrapreneurship in organizations and directions for future research are outlined.

Keywords: Intrapreneurship, trust

JEL Classification: M10

Suggested Citation

Stull, Mike and Aram, John D., Exploring Trust as an Influencing Mechanism of Intrapreneurship (2010). International Journal of Management and Marketing Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 17-38, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1880164

Mike Stull (Contact Author)

California State University, San Bernardino ( email )

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John D. Aram

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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