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Manager-Subordinate Trust

A Global Perspective, 1st Edition

Edited by Pablo Cardona, Michael J. Morley


324 pages

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This volume in the Routledge Global Human Resource Management Series is dedicated to analyzing the process of trust development between managers and subordinates in different countries of the main cultures of the world. Behaviors and trust are linked in a process that can reinforce or diminish the trust between the two parties. This book examines that process in an array of countries, contextualizing each setting through a brief historical, institutional, and cultural overview. Addressing the dominant HR practices and the main local leadership styles of each country, it draws upon an extensive country-by-country data set of leader-subordinate trust to analyze the universal and culturally-specific elements of this process. With its rigorous research, insightful analysis, and consistent presentation, this book will help readers to systematically compare the process across countries to draw conclusions and analyze HR implications.

This book is intended as a text for graduate courses in Cross Cultural Business, International Human Resource Management and Cross Cultural Organisational Psychology. In addition to a student market, the text will also be of interest to the reflective practitioner operating in different cultural settings who requires a contextual knowledge of key aspects of workplace relations, management style and host country situation.


"This collection is a most interesting contribution to knowledge in the field of Manager-Subordinate Trust. It covers a wide range of topics and has a very systematic approach to the subject. It is is also inter-disciplinary and global in its scope. It deserves to be read widely by respectively students, academics and practitioners in management studies and related fields."

Malcolm Warner, Emeritus Fellow, Wolfson College and Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. His new edited book, Managing Across Diverse Cultures in East Asia, London and New York: Routledge, will appear in 2013.

"The focus on the process of trust development between managers and subordinates across different countries is imperative and timely. This edited volume takes a needed step forward to fill a serious gap in trust research, which is building organizational trust in the context of national culture."

Peter Ping Li, Professor of Chinese Business Studies & Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Trust Research

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Pablo Cardona & Michael J. Morley 2. Manager-Subordinate Trust Relationships in USA Jon Briscoe 3. Manager-Subordinate Trust Relationships in Ireland Siobhán Tiernan & Michael J. Morley 4. Manager-Subordinate Trust Relationships in Greece Vivian Milony 5. Manager-Subordinate Trust Relationships in Germany Cordula Barzantny 6. Manager-Subordinate Trust Relationships in Norway Tor Grenness 7. Manager-Subordinate Trust Relationships in Spain Olena Stepanova 8. Manager-Subordinate Trust Relationships in Poland Konrad Jamro 9. Manager-Subordinate Trust Relationships in Romania Dan Caprar 10. Manager-Subordinate Trust Relationships in Russia Alexey Svishchev 11. Manager-Subordinate Trust Relationships in Brazil Diogo Zanata 12. Manager-Subordinate Trust Relationships in Colombia Alejandro Moreno Salamanca & Sandra Idrovo 13. Manager-Subordinate Trust Relationships in Mexico Ricardo Aparicio 14. Manager-Subordinate Trust Relationships in Peru Marisa Aguirre 15. Manager-Subordinate Trust Relationships in China Chuck He 16. Manager-Subordinate Trust Relationships in Thailand Astrid Kainzbauer 17. Manager-Subordinate Trust Relationships in Pakistan Sadia Nadeem 18. Manager-Subordinate Trust Relationships in Philippines Maria Victoria Caparas Quinto 19. Manager-Subordinate Trust Relationships in West Africa Franca Ovadje

About the Editors

Pablo Cardona is Professor of the Department of Managing People in Organisations at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He has a Ph.D. in management from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA and an MBA from IESE.

Michael J. Morley is Professor of Management at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland. He has served as Head of the Department of Personnel & Employment Relations, Head of the Department of Management & Marketing, Assistant Dean of Research and Director of the School’s Graduate Centre of Business.

About the Series

Global HRM

The Global HRM Series has for over a decade been leading the way in advancing our understand of Global HRM issues. Edited and authored by the leading and highest-profile researchers in the field of human resource management (HRM), this series of books offers students and reflective practitioners accessible, coordinated and comprehensive textbooks on global HRM. Individually and collectively, these books cover the core areas of the field, including titles on global leadership, global talent management, global careers, and the global HR function, as well as comparative volumes on HR in key global regions. 

The series is organized into two distinct strands: the first reflects key issues in managing global HRM; and the second comparative perspectives human resource management.  

Taking an expert look at an increasingly important area of global business, this well-established series has become the benchmark for serious textbooks on global HRM.  

The Publisher and Editors wish to thank the Founding Editors of the series – Randall Schuler, Susan Jackson, Paul Sparrow and Michael Poole.

Dedication: The late Professor Michael Poole was one of the founding series editors and the series is dedicated to his memory. 

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General