Trust Formation in Virtual Teams - A Vignette Experiment on the Interplay Between Authentic Leadership and Media Richness
Stich, J.-F. (2013)
Master's Dissertation, submitted in September 2013 to Aston Business School for the fulfillment of my MSc in Organisational Behaviour, under the supervision of Dr LYUBOVNIKOVA Joanne. This dissertation investigates the impact of authentic leadership on trust formation and ethical decision-making in virtual teams. To do so, special attention was given to the mediating role of social identification. This is done using an online vignette experiment manipulating both authentic leadership and media richness to study their effects on trust and other outcomes. The sample consists of undergraduate business students and employees.