Article: I | Volume: 4 | No. 1 | January - July, 2017

A Research Framework for Antecedents to Interpersonal Trust Development from Organizational Perspective

Muhammad Abdul Basit-Memon1*

Department of Business Administration, Sukkur IBA University, Sindh Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: basit.memon@iba-suk.edu.pk

Manzoor Ali Mirani2

Department of Business Administration, Sukkur IBA University, Sindh Pakistan

Shahid Bashir3

School of Business & Economics, University of Management & Technology, Sialkot Campus

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The researchers from a number of fields and disciplines have analyzed the role of trust as one of the most significant factors affecting the organizational performance. Trust facilitates and moderates the impact of other variables on employee-performance or organizational behavior; since it builds up the grounds over which the foundation of certain expected outcomes and results can be laid on. Due to increasing importance of trust, there has been a rigorous focus of researchers, academicians and practitioners to identify the antecedents to trust i.e. the factors that increase or decrease the extent of trust in organizational settings. This paper presents a research framework of the antecedents to interpersonal trust development from an organizational perspective, in the light of the existing literature and available empirical evidence to help the researchers, academicians and practitioners to identify the determinants of interpersonal trust development. We believe that the constructs identified in this paper will help the researchers to develop the models of trust building and provide guidelines for meaningful and valuable research in future in the domain of trust development.
Keywords: Trust, Commitment, Religiosity, Shared Values, Organizational justice.