This research review discusses the most influential papers published in the field of trust research since the early 1960s. It reflects the key ideas on trust which have developed in various disciplines, including management studies, social psychology, organizational sociology and economics. The many topics covered include the foundations of trust research, the role of trust in economic exchange and trust as a fundamental social coordination mechanism.
The Handbook of Advances in Trust Research presents new and important developments in trust research.
The contributors are all prominent and highly respected experts in the field. Firstly, they provide a contemporary overview of the most crucial issues in current trust research including contracts, innovation and negotiation, trust and control. Thereafter, themes which have gained prominence since the original Handbook are considered, such as trust and the financial crisis, public trust in business, and trust and HRM. The book also explores recent theoretical advances and points the way for future research on trust.