Development of trust in electronic mentoring relationships
by Mari W. Buche
International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations (IJNVO), Vol. 5, No. 1, 2008

Abstract: With the rising number of geographically dispersed workers and employees working from home (telecommuting), mentoring relationships are being supported, to various degrees, by Computer-Mediated Communications (CMC). The purpose of this study is to increase understanding of the challenges of developing trust in mentoring partnerships when face-to-face communication is very limited. Five female business leaders participated in a focus group discussion on this topic. In-depth interviews were performed with five additional managers. The results of the qualitative analysis were used to create a research model on the impact of CMC Use on the Development of Trust in Electronic Mentoring.

Online publication date: Sun, 02-Dec-2007

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