This article investigates the configuration of cognition- and affect-based trust in managers' professional networks, examining how these two types of trust are associated with relational content and structure. Results indicate that cognition-based trust is positively associated with economic resource, task advice, and career guidance ties, whereas affect-based trust is positively associated with friendship and career guidance ties but negatively associated with economic resource ties. The extent of embeddedness in a network through positive ties increases affect-based trust, whereas that through negative ties decreases cognition-based trust. These findings illuminate how trust arises in networks and inform network research that invokes trust to explain managerial outcomes.
Chua, Yong Joo Roy, Paul Ingram, and Michael Morris. "From the head and the heart: Locating cognition- and affect-based trust in mangers' professional networks." Academy of Management Journal 51, no. 3 (2008): 436-452.
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