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The Effect of e‐Leadership on Organisational Trust and Commitment of Virtual Teams

Politis, John D. (2014). The Effect of e‐Leadership on Organisational Trust and Commitment of Virtual Teams. In: Grozdanić, Visnja 10th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance, Zagreb, Republic of Croatia, 13-14 November 2014.

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Author Politis, John D.
Title The Effect of e‐Leadership on Organisational Trust and Commitment of Virtual Teams
Conference Name 10th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance
Conference Location Zagreb, Republic of Croatia
Conference Dates 13-14 November 2014
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of The 10th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance ECMLG 2014
Editor Grozdanić, Visnja
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited
Publication Year 2014
ISBN 9781910309773   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
ISSN 2048-903X   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 254
End Page 261
Total Pages 8
Field of Research 1503 - Business and Management
Abstract The study investigates the impact of e‐leadership on the dimensions of interpersonal trust and organisational commitment of remote workers and virtual teams employed by an organisation operating in the United Arab Emirates. The responses of 193 remote workers were subjected to a series of factor, and correlational analyses using SPPS and structural equation modelling. The findings suggest that some e‐leadership practices, such as ‘virtual management by objectives’ had a significant influence on the commitment dimension of identification. Moreover, the e‐leadership practice of providing virtual feedback and support influences positively the dimension of faith in peers and confidence in management (interpersonal trust) suggesting that ongoing exchange of information related to employees’ performance builds trust. In addition, the results clearly demonstrated that the virtual leaders need to further develop their e‐leadership practices and be proficient in deploying the coordination and control mechanisms to facilitate information sharing between virtual
workers. The limitations of the study are presented and directions for future research are discussed.
Keyword commitment
e-leadership
interpersonal trust
remote workers
virtual teams
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