Merger-specific trust cues in the development of trust in new supervisors during an organizational merger: A naturally occurring quasi-experiment

  title={Merger-specific trust cues in the development of trust in new supervisors during an organizational merger: A naturally occurring quasi-experiment},
  author={Jukka Lipponen and Janne Kaltiainen and Lisa van der Werff and Niklas K. Steffens},
  journal={The Leadership Quarterly},
Abstract Organizational mergers and subsequent restructurings often create situations in which employees are assigned a new supervisor and they start to form a new relationship. In this study, we investigated how the development of trust in a new supervisor is affected by trust cues specific to the merger context. We conducted a quasi-experiment using three-wave longitudinal data to follow the development of trust throughout two years. About half of the participants were assigned a new… Expand
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