A Research Agenda for Trust


A Research Agenda for Trust

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

9781802200935 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Roger C. Mayer, Professor of Leadership, Department of Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University, US and Barbara M. Mayer, Development Consultant, US
Publication Date: 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80220 093 5 Extent: 250 pp
This innovative Research Agenda brings together established scholars from a diverse range of disciplines including artificial intelligence, psychology, medicine and law enforcement to outline and assess current trust research, emphasizing how trust is a critical issue in the 21st century affecting countless areas of the modern world.

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Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

This innovative Research Agenda brings together established scholars from a diverse range of disciplines including artificial intelligence, psychology, medicine and law enforcement to outline and assess current trust research, emphasizing how trust is a critical issue in the 21st century affecting countless areas of the modern world.

A Research Agenda for Trust analyzes the concept of trust within a variety of contexts, such as sociology, computer science, cognitive psychology, engineering, organizational behavior, AI, entrepreneurship, healthcare, neuroscience, and nuclear non-proliferation. Encouraging multidimensional and interdisciplinary research, chapters underline the connections between differing disciplines. Using the 1995 Mayer, Davis, & Schoorman model of trust as an initial starting point, contributors highlight that successful trust relationships in the modern world are swiftly deteriorating and argue that as a result, research must move forward in order to develop better, healthier and more trusting relationships.

Imaginative, incisive and accessible, this Research Agenda will be an enlightening read for academics, students and researchers specializing in business ethics and trust, human resource management, organisation studies, social sciences, sociology and social policy. Considering interpersonal relationships within a variety of professional contexts, this book will also be of benefit to practitioners working in human resources, business management and governance.
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‘This groundbreaking book provides a much-needed map of interdisciplinary trust research. Use it to explore how trust is formed, maintained, and sometimes broken, in a variety of contexts – from purely social relationships to the complex interplay of people with emerging technologies like AI and increasingly autonomous robots.’
– John Lee, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US

‘This volume brings together a broad range of social science scholarship loosely centered around the influential Mayer, Davis and Schoorman (1995) model of trust. This new collection is particularly valuable for including discussions of cutting-edge topics, including artificial intelligence, computer sciences, autonomous technologies and the neuroscience underpinnings of trust. As trust in political, social, legal, administrative, and scientific authorities (or the lack of it) becomes a more pressing concern in the 21 st century both scholars and policy makers will find this volume informative and valuable.’
– Tom Tyler, Yale Law School, US

‘Trust is a problem, or a solution, for many issues facing society today. This book shares insights from leading researchers regarding the role of trust in contexts ranging from technology to public institutions to business. The book is a key resource on the subject!’
– Kurt Dirks, Washington University in St. Louis, US
Contributors include: Philip Bobko, William A. Boettcher III, Gene A. Brewer, Rainer Bromme, Xavier Celaya, Jasmine Cervantes, Adam B. Cohen, Karen S. Cook, Arvin Damodaran, James H. Davis, Lucca Eloy, Nicole Gillespie, Friederike Hendriks, Leanne Hirshfield, Sarah A. Jessup, Frank Krueger, Steve Lockey, Chris P. Long, Joseph B. Lyons, Jordan W. Moon, Scott M. Mourtgos, Holly P. O’Rourke, Margarida Pitaes, Martin Reimann, Matthias Scheutz, Oliver Schilke, Boaz Shulruf, Munindar P. Singh, Sim B Sitkin, Alexis Torres, Sydney Tran, Alan R. Wagner, Kimberly M. Wingert, Richard A. Wise, Alexandra S. Wormley, Yan Wu

1 Towards interdisciplinary scholarship in trust: the
needs, some leads, and a seed 1
Roger C. Mayer and Barbara M. Mayer
2 Understanding trust in artificial intelligence:
a research agenda 11
Steve Lockey and Nicole Gillespie
3 Linking trust constructs with computer
science-based decision-making systems 25
Lucca Eloy, Philip Bobko, and Leanne Hirshfield
4 Trust in science: considering whom to trust for
knowing what is true 37
Rainer Bromme and Friederike Hendriks
5 Trust in autonomous technology: the machine or
its maker? 51
Kimberly M. Wingert and Roger C. Mayer
6 Trust attractors: a dynamical systems approach to
trust research 63
Chris P. Long and Sim B. Sitkin
7 Perceptions of trustworthiness and decisions to
trust are determined by anticipation of future states 77
Gene A. Brewer, Alexis Torres, Xavier Celaya,
and Margarida Pitaes
8 Toward a scorecard (and roadmap) for
trustworthy AI implementation in organizations 91
Munindar P. Singh and Roger C. Mayer
9 The sociology of trust 105
Oliver Schilke, Martin Reimann, and Karen S. Cook
10 Human trust in the context of autonomous robots 119
Joseph B. Lyons, Matthias Scheutz, and Sarah A. Jessup
11 Trust in nuclear nonproliferation negotiations 133
William A. Boettcher III
12 A new direction in police–public trust research:
exploring trust from both perspectives 147
Richard A. Wise, Roger C. Mayer, Scott M.
Mourtgos, and Holly P. O’Rourke
13 Trust in evacuation robots 161
Alan R. Wagner
14 The neurofunctional underpinnings of
interpersonal trust 173
Yan Wu and Frank Krueger
15 Trust in healthcare professions’ education: an
interdisciplinary research agenda 185
Arvin Damodaran and Boaz Shulruf
16 Religion and trust: basic theory and trust in
organizations 199
Jasmine Cervantes, Alexandra S. Wormley,
Jordan W. Moon, Sydney Tran, and Adam B. Cohen
17 The complex social network web of
entrepreneurial trust 211
James H. Davis
Index 223
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