Written by some of the leading international scholars in the field, this book presents the current state-of-the-art in knowledge management.

The book offers a strong response to the need for a body of scientific knowledge on the understanding, managing and measuring of knowledge in organizations and brings an international perspective to bear on the issues bridging theory and practice through case study illustrations from Europe, Japan and American companies.

Knowledge and the Concept of Trust

Knowledge and the Concept of Trust

Knowledge and the concept of trust
LarsHuemer, Georgvon Krogh and JohanRoos

The notion of trust has in recent years received considerable attention. Trust has even been described as a business imperative (e.g. Davidow and Malone, 1992; Drucker, 1993; Sabel, 1993). In the 1994 summer special issue of the Strategic Management Journal, which focuses upon a search for new paradigms in strategy, Hosmer (1994) argues that trust is essential for success in a competitive global economy. In the same issue, Ghoshal and Bartlett (1994) suggest that trust is one of four primary dimensions of organizational context, which in turn influences the actions of those involved in a company. Contractor and Lorange (1988) and Lorange and Roos (1992) emphasize the importance of trust ...

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