Over the last twenty years there has been increasing attention on the topic of trust. While trust first became a subject to in-depth research in the 1950s it has continued to grow, first slowly and then more rapidly especially over in the last two decades. It is an area that crosses disciplinary boundaries – from science and biology into social science single and multi-disciplines, including economics, psychology, sociology, and organizational behavior, etc.
In addition aside from the attention received from academics, it is also a topic that has growing interests from the Public, business and other institutions, including regulators and Governments. Routledge Studies in Trust Research seeks to build on and extend the field in a timely manner and will showcase the breadth and scope of the field.
This series aims to take forward a number of areas, providing authors the opportunity to take the next steps for the field, with a consolidation and summary of their area of interest, and then to extend the field with their new conceptualizations and empirical findings. This is a vibrant and important field with significant messages and insights and the research books in this series will allow authors more space to develop their new ideas and understanding. They will therefore be a resource among faculty, researchers, graduate students and undergraduates, but also to the wider community of thought- leaders, regulators and advisors not just to trust researchers, but also to the related disciplines of management science, economics, and political science.
Trust in Epistemology
Trust, Control, and the Economics of Governance
October 04, 2019
Trust is fundamental to epistemology. It features as theoretical bedrock in a broad cross-section of areas including social epistemology, the epistemology of self-trust, feminist epistemology, and the philosophy of science. Yet epistemology has seen little systematic conversation with the rich ...
June 17, 2019
In today’s world, we cooperate across legal and cultural systems in order to create value. However, this increases volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity as challenges for societies, politics, and business. This has made governance a scarce resource. It thus is inevitable that we ...
March 13, 2018
This edited book addresses two critical issues in international management: building trust and managing boundary spanning activities between international business partners. The duel-process of internationalization of multinational corporations (MNCs), through globalisation and regionalisation, has...