The impact of trust and power on knowledge sharing in design projects: some empirical evidence from the aerospace industry

Thomas Matheus, Joe Cloonan, Florence Selini

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    Abstract

    It is acknowledged by aerospace engineers that relationships between partners are influenced by topics such as trust and that they enable or inhibit knowledge flow. This paper presents findings from interviews with engineers in the aerospace industry on how trust and power within supply chain teams impact knowledge sharing and integration. From a trust perspective, the results of the paper indicate that individually, engineers are aware of its importance but that there is little organisational awareness and consequently no framework or support exists for managing it. With regards to power, we show that there are positive as well as negative impacts on knowledge sharing to be considered.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - May 2008
    EventDESIGN 2008: the 10th International Design Conference - Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Duration: 1 May 2008 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceDESIGN 2008: the 10th International Design Conference
    Period1/05/08 → …

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