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ERIC Number: EJ892336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0175
Embeddedness and New Idea Discussion in Professional Networks: The Mediating Role of Affect-Based Trust
Chua, Roy Y. J.; Morris, Michael W.; Ingram, Paul
Journal of Creative Behavior, v44 n2 p85-104 Second Quarter 2010
This article examines how managers' tendency to discuss new ideas with others in their professional networks depends on the density of shared ties surrounding a given relationship. Consistent with prior research which found that embeddedness enhances information flow, an egocentric network survey of mid-level executives shows that managers tend to discuss new ideas with those who are densely embedded in their professional networks. More specifically, embeddedness increases the likelihood to discuss new ideas by engendering affect-based trust, as opposed to cognition-based trust. Implications for network and creativity research are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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