Managerial trust in new product development projects: Its antecedents and consequences

Mumin Dayan, C. Anthony Di Benedetto, Mustafa Colak

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    This research examines the impacts of relationship-based antecedents (e.g., procedural justice) and character-based antecedents (e.g., transactional leadership) on managerial trust in new product development (NPD) teams. The moderating impact of environmental turbulence on team performance is also investigated. Using data from 107 NPD projects in Turkey, we find that procedural justice, distributive justice, and transformational leadership are significantly related, and conflict is negatively related to managerial trust. We also find that managerial trust is significantly related to product success and team learning under both high and low environmental conditions, but it is significantly related to speed-to-market only under high-turbulent conditions. We conclude by discussing the theoretical and managerial implications.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)21-37
    Number of pages17
    JournalR and D Management
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Business and International Management
    • General Business,Management and Accounting
    • Strategy and Management
    • Management of Technology and Innovation


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