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Understanding the psychological contract: an intricate mind-game.

Verdier, Marnix (2023) Understanding the psychological contract: an intricate mind-game.

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Abstract:This academic paper explores the influence of psychological contract breaches on trust and distrust in the context of buyer-supplier relations. Within this paper trust and distrust are viewed as separate constructs and measured independently through neuroscientific methods. Both the application of neuroscience and good practices are briefly touched upon. The EEG signals of six participants were documented during a buyer-supplier simulation game which encapsulated the fundamentals of both trust and distrust. The observations were promising because the direction of effects was consistent with expectations based on previous neuroscientific frontal asymmetry literature. Further research is needed to examine statistical significance of the hypothesized effects.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:42 biology, 77 psychology, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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