The influence of the transformational leadership in the organizational trust

  • Orlando Manuel Martins Marques de Lima Rua Instituto Politécnico do Porto
  • João Manuel Costa Araújo Universidade do Porto
Keywords: transformational leadership; organizational trust; Serralves Foundation, transformational leadership, organizational trust, Serralves Foundation

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to analyze the influence of transformational leadership on organizational trust. For that we develop a case study following a quantitative methodological approach. The research was conducted at the Serralves Foundation (Porto, Portugal) to empirically test the proposed research model and its hypotheses. The empirical results confirm that transformational leadership positively influences organizational trust in all its components (benevolence, competence and integrity). These may assist cultural organizations in defining the most appropriate leadership styles that could lead to high levels of trust. As the main limitation of this study, we highlight the fact that it does not consider the leaders’ perspective on their subordinates’ behaviour.

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Author Biographies

Orlando Manuel Martins Marques de Lima Rua, Instituto Politécnico do Porto

Profesor asistente en Dirección de Empresas en el Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração del Instituto Politécnico do Porto (Portugal).

João Manuel Costa Araújo, Universidade do Porto
Doctorando en Sociología en la Universidade do Porto (Portugal).
Published
2013-06-21
How to Cite
Martins Marques de Lima Rua, O. M., & Costa Araújo, J. M. (2013). The influence of the transformational leadership in the organizational trust. Harvard Deusto Business Research, 2(1), 55-66. https://doi.org/10.3926/hdbr.43
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