My research portfolio can be mapped out along two dimensions: substantive topics and methodological approaches.
In terms of substantive topics: much of my past (dissertation) and current research focuses on intrateam trust (i.e., trust among team members). By focusing on this topic, I’m operating at the intersection of the trust literature (much of which does not focus on team settings) and the teams literature (much of which does not treat trust as a core construct of interest), which allows me to connect and contribute to both literatures.
In recent years, I have started to decouple ‘teams’ and ‘trust’ in my research with the aim of broadening my portfolio while maintaining coherence. This has resulted in an independent ‘teams’ research pillar, consisting of projects that examine other OB-topics than trust but still focusing on team settings, and a ‘trust’ pillar, consisting of projects that examine trust in non-team settings (e.g., leader-follower relationships). While the former enables me to increase the topical breadth of my portfolio, the latter allows me to increase the depth of my investigations into trust.
Topics I’m currently working on include: trust consensus/asymmetry, felt trust, interpersonal and interorganizational trust, shared leadership, team reflexivity, and entrepreneurial teams.
My methodological approach is predominantly quantitative in nature, with much of my past (dissertation) research, and a good portion of my current research, relying on primary study designs (i.e., involving data collection at organizations). In addition, about half of my projects nowadays consist of research syntheses (e.g., reviews and meta-analyses), which rely on secondary data and findings from primary studies conducted by others.