Trust has enjoyed a period of increasing interest from a broad range of groups, including academia, organisations, policy makers and the media. Intrinsically linked to turbulence and scandals, trust and its decline is very much a contemporary concern, yet this field has its origins in seminal works from the 1960s.
Comprising six thematic sections, this volume provides a clear and comprehensive survey of trust research. It examines the major topics and emerging areas within the field, including essays on different types of trust, trust theories, trust in contexts such as finance, politics and religion, trust repair and the dark side of trust. Led by a well-respected editor team, the international array of contributors examine current knowledge and debates within each topic, offering a fresh perspective and suggestions for future research.
The Routledge Companion to Trust is an extensive reference work which offers students and researchers an introduction to current scholarship in the expanding discipline of trust. It will be an essential addition to library collections in organizational behaviour, management studies, behavioural economics, psychology, cultural anthropology, political science and sociology.
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