Organizational Trust: A Reader

Paperback | November 30, 2006

EditorRoderick M. Kramer

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Over the past two decades, the topic of trust moved from bit player to center stage in organizational theory and research. Whereas previously it often had been treated as a mediating variable in empirical studies - a variable of secondary interest, at best - trust emerged in the 1990s as asubject deemed important and worthy of study in its own right. Despite the importance of the topic, to date no single volume currently exists that provides the motivated reader with a sound introduction to, and reasonable overview of, this rapidly growing, widely dispersed, multi-disciplinary literature. Indeed, some of the most influential, foundationalpieces remain scattered in obscure journals or books, some of which are not easily found or, in some instances, no longer even in print. Thus the individual scholar hoping to come up to speed with this literature currently had nowhere to turn. This reader provides trust scholars and researchers with a handy reference volume, a broad guide for graduate students hoping to understand and possibly contribute to this significant and still-growing literature, and a resource for teachers at the undergraduate level of undergraduate anthropology,economics, political science, psychology, organizational sciences, and sociology courses.

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Over the past two decades, the topic of trust moved from bit player to center stage in organizational theory and research. Whereas previously it often had been treated as a mediating variable in empirical studies - a variable of secondary interest, at best - trust emerged in the 1990s as asubject deemed important and worthy of study in...

Roderick M. Kramer is the William R. Kimball Professor of Organizational Behavoiur at the Stanford Business School, Stanford University. He has published a number of books on Organizational Behaviour and Psychology, including Trust and Distrust in Organizations: Dilemmas and Approaches (Russell Sage Foundation, 2004), written with Kar...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:504 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:November 30, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Roderick M. Kramer: Introduction: Why Trust, Why Now?Foundations for Organizational Trust Theory2. Russell Hardin: The Street-Level Epistemology of Trust3. Oliver E. Williamson: Calculativeness, Trust, and Economic Organization4. Roger C. Mayer, James H. Davis, and F. David Schoorman: An Integrative Model of Organizational TrustTrust Development and Maintenance5. D. Harrison McKnight, Larry L. Cummings, and Norman L. Chervany: Initial Trust Fromation in New Organizational Relationships6. Ellen M. Whitener, Susan E. Brodt, M. Audrey Korsgaard, and Jon M. Werner: Managers as Initiators of Trust: An Exchange Relationship Framework for Understanding Managerial Trustworthy Behavior7. Peter Kollock: The Emergence of Exchange Structures: An Experimental Study of Uncertainty, Commitment, and TrustBases and Benefits of Organizational Trust8. Jeffrey H. Dyer and Wujin Chu: The Role of Trustworthiness in Reducing Transaction Costs and Improving Performance: Empirical Evidence from the United States, Japan, and Korea9. Ronald S. Burt and Marc Knez: Kinds of Third-Party Effects on Trust10. Mari Sako: Does Trust Improve Business Performance?Fragility of Organizational Trust11. Sim B. Sitkin and Nancy L. Roth: Explaining the Limited Effectiveness of Legalistic 'Remedies' for Trust/Distrust12. Sandra L. Robinson: Turst and Breach of the Psychological Contract13. Allan Fenigstein and Peter A. Vanable: Paranoia and Self-ConsciousnessOrganizatioanl Trust in Contemporary Contexts14. Gary Alan Fine and Lori Holyfield: Secrecy, Trust, and Dangerous Leisure: Generating Group Cohesion in Vonultary Organizations15. Debra Meyerson, Karl E. Weick, and Roderick M. Kramer: Swift Trust in Temporary Groups16. Reinhard Bachmann: Trust, Power, and Control in Trans-organizational Relations