Trust and Technology in a Ubiquitous Modern Environment: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives

Trust and Technology in a Ubiquitous Modern Environment: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives

Dominika Latusek (Kozminski Business School, Poland) and Alexandra Gerbasi (California State University Northridge, USA)
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Release Date: April, 2010|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 382
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-901-9
ISBN13: 9781615209019|ISBN10: 1615209018|EISBN13: 9781615209026
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Description:

In the past decade, trust has gained a prominent place at the center of academic scholarship in the social sciences.

Trust and Technology in a Ubiquitous Modern Environment: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives provides a variety of theoretical perspectives on the topics of trust and technology, as well as some empirical investigations into the trust-building, trust-maintenance, and trust-destroying practices in the context of technology. It presents research positioned at the intersection of the issues of trust within and between individuals, and organizations, and technology under various guises, for example, high-tech work environments, computer-mediated communication, and the Internet as a business environment.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Business relationships in virtual environments
  • Group trust
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Online customer-firm interaction
  • Online relationship formation
  • Organizational coping strategies
  • Social trust
  • Technological actors
  • Trust in mobile transactions
  • Trust in online environments
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Dominika Latusek is a professor of management and organization theory at Kozminski University in Warsaw, Poland. She conducts research on cooperation within and between organizations with an emphasis on trust and culture in high-tech industries. She was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, where she conducted field studies of Silicon Valley companies.
Alexandra Gerbasi is an assistant professor of sociology at California State University Northridge. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University. Her primary research interest is how network structures influence the exchange process and the emergent sentiments of the interactions, particularly trust, commitment and emotions.
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