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Functional consequences of trust in the construction supply chain: a multi-dimensional view

Manu, E.; Ankrah, N.; Chinyio, E. A.; David Proverbs;
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  • Published: 05 Sep 2016
  • Publisher: ARCOM
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
Trust is often linked to the emergence of cooperative behaviours that contribute to successful project outcomes. However, some have questioned the functional relevance of trust in contractual relations, arguing that control-induced cooperation can emerge from enforcement of contracts. These mixed views are further complicated by the multi-dimensional nature of trust, as different trust dimensions could have varying functional consequences. The aim of this study was to provide some clarity on the functional consequence of trust in the project supply chain. Data was gathered through passive observations, document reviews and semi-structured interviews with supply ...
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