Trust, Organizations and Social Interaction
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Trust, Organizations and Social Interaction

Studying Trust as Process within and between Organizations

Edited by Søren Jagd and Lars Fuglsang

Trust, Organizations and Social Interaction promotes new knowledge about trust in an organizational context. The book provides case-analysis of how trust is formed through processes of social interaction in which actors observe, reflect upon and make sense of trust behaviour and its meaning in an organizational and social environment. It greatly contributes to clarifying what a process view may mean in trust research and to understanding how social interaction processes affect trust.
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Chapter 2: Trusting as adapting

Svein Tvedt Johansen, Bjarne Espedal, Kjell Grønhaug and Marcus Selart


In this chapter, we argue that trust can be better understood in relation to people’s attempts to deal with vulnerability in social interactions. Different situations afford different forms of adaptation that correspond to different forms of trust. We describe three forms of trust: trust as a decision, trust as a performance and trust as an uncontrollable force. We show how these different types of trust differ with respect to assumptions about trust, trustworthiness and agency as well as with respect to the accompanying emotions and outline a tentative process model of trust. We conclude the chapter by reviewing the contribution of the suggested framework as well as indicating questions for further research.

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