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Title: Are employment relations in Europe based on trust? The employee representative perspective
Authors: Elgoibar, Patricia ×
Euwema, Martin
Munduate, Lourdes
Medina, Francisco J.
Medina, Francisco #
Issue Date: 2012
Series Title: Psychologica vol:55 pages:255-272
Abstract: Numerous researchers from various disciplines agreed that trust has important benefits for organizations (Dirks & Ferrin, 2001) and their members (Kramer, 1999). However we sometimes find not that easy to achieve the appreciated and desired trust in employment relationships. In this paper, firstly we define the concept of trust and its importance in the European industrial relations. Secondly, we explore how employee representatives (ER) around Europe perceive the relationship with management as well as with co-workers, focusing on trust. Finally, we will conclude with a discussion and some practical recommendations that can help ERs to increase trusty relationships, improving the capacity to participate in the decision making process and leading to a more constructive conflict management.
ISSN: 0871-4657
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Occupational & Organisational Psychology and Professional Learning - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
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