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Background

German holds a BA in Philosophy (Universidad Panamericana), an MBA (IPADE Business School) and a PLD (Harvard Business School). He is an Associate Professor at IPADE Business School, Director of Executive Programmes in Costa Rica, and a board member in various companies.

Research opportunities

The influence of trust in the integration of top management teams. A theoretical frame is proposed asserting interpersonal trust as a necessary element to understand motivation and behavioural integration in the context of top management teams.

The understanding of work motivation has positioned the primary motivational sources in the individual as a separated entity and has given limited attention to the relational aspects that affect the internal and psychological process through which motivation is caused, particularly in the context of teams. The approach of this position study is to explore the influence of trust in the motivation of teams, particularly in the context of top management teams.

Publications

Conference Papers

  • Cespedes G, Franco-Santos M & Reinmoeller P. (2020) Partners and strangers: how the CEO deals with the tension between trust and control in the TMT. In: 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Virtual, 7-11 August 2020.
  • Cespedes G, Franco-Santos M & Reinmoeller P (2020) Integration at the top: A closer look at top management team internal process. In: BAM 2020: 34th Annual British Academy of Management Conference, Manchester, 2-4 September 2020.
  • Cespedes G, Franco-Santos M & Reinmoeller P (2019) Building trust at the top. In: 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA, 9-13 August 2019.