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Soc. Sci. 2018, 7(2), 22; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci7020022

Impact of Trust, Commitment, and Openness on Research Project Performance: Case Study in a Research Institute

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim 7491, Norway
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Received: 1 December 2017 / Revised: 19 January 2018 / Accepted: 26 January 2018 / Published: 30 January 2018
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This study focuses on three important shared values—trust, openness, and commitment—and examines the impact of these values on project performance and outcomes, specifically for science and innovation research projects. To this end, 12 in-depth interviews were conducted with researchers, research managers, and research leaders at the largest research institution in Scandinavia. The findings indicate that the three values (trust, openness, and commitment) are practiced at this research institution and are essential to effective teamwork. The findings also show that trust and openness promote shared understanding, and encourage commitment. View Full-Text
Keywords: research projects; organizational culture; commitment; trust; openness research projects; organizational culture; commitment; trust; openness
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Ghazinejad, M.; Hussein, B.A.; Zidane, Y.J.-T. Impact of Trust, Commitment, and Openness on Research Project Performance: Case Study in a Research Institute. Soc. Sci. 2018, 7, 22.

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