The Role of Trust in Innovation

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dc.contributor.author Dovey, Kenneth en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:53:49Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:53:49Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2008005533 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Dovey Kenneth 2009, 'The Role of Trust in Innovation', Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 311-325. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0969-6474 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/10056
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of trust in the collaborative learning processes that underpin innovation as a competitive strategy in organizations. Design/methodology/approach ? As a conceptual paper, the argument is framed by academic perspectives, drawn from the academic literature on the topic and by professional and life experience. Findings ? The collaborative learning practices that underpin idea generation and realization in organizations are strongly dependent for their effectiveness upon the availability, within and beyond stakeholder networks, of trust and other key social capital resources. Practical implications ? If innovation is dependent upon social capital resources, such as trust, then leadership endeavour needs to be much more focused upon the creation of a social environment that nurtures rich stakeholder and other relevant network, relationships. New forms of governance and power management, and more appropriate and aligned organizational structures, are required in organizations that are attempting to compete through innovation. Originality/value ? The paper's explication of the role of social capital resources, like trust, in organizational innovation offers new insights into this complex but increasingly vital form of competitive strategy. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Emerald Group Publishing en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version
dc.rights This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here (http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/research/handle/10453/10056). Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
dc.title The Role of Trust in Innovation en_US
dc.parent The Learning Organization en_US
dc.journal.volume 16 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 311 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 325 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT.School of Systems, Management and Leadership en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 150307 en_US
dc.personcode 980399 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Innovation and Technology Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Trust, Innovation, Social capital, Leadership, Learning processes, Competitive strategy en_US
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dc.staffid 980399 en_US


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