Developing a trust inventory for construction contracting

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-196
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Project Management
Volume29
Issue number2
Online published4 Mar 2010
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

Abstract

Trust is central to every transaction that demands contributions from the parties involved. In construction, trust has been identified to be the key driver in fostering cooperation. By operationalizing a trust framework that includes system-based, cognition-based and affect-based trust, a trust inventory is proposed. The reliability and stability of the inventory were then validated through the test-retest methodology. The proposed trust inventory can be used to assess trust pattern akin to the assessment of conflict handling style and the measurement of depression through the use of the Rahim's Organizational Conflict Inventory and the Inventory of Measuring Depression respectively. Supporting view on the appropriateness of the trust framework and the potential uses of the trust inventory were obtained from a confirmatory qualitative study with two senior construction professionals.

Research Area(s)

  • Construction contracting, Trust inventory

Citation Format(s)

Developing a trust inventory for construction contracting. / Cheung, Sai On; Wong, Wei Kei; Yiu, Tak Wing; Pang, Hoi Yan.

In: International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 29, No. 2, 02.2011, p. 184-196.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review