Trust Throughput Modeling Pathways


Waymond Rodgers
Chair Professor in Accounting, University of Texas, El Paso, TX, USA and Hull University Business School, Hull, UK

Series: Ethical Issues in the 21st Century
BISAC: PHI005000

To most individuals, “trust” can be viewed as a knowledge asset that may add, or rest, value to the company. The role of knowledge in achieving a judicious advantage is becoming an increasingly important issue with individuals and organizations. Trust supports an ethical valuation of people and organizations that fundamentally affects relationships with others. When trust is present, communication and problem solving are relatively easy. When distrust occurs, productivity and relational value can suffer significantly. Trust lowers transaction costs in more uncertain environments, thus providing individuals and organizations with a source of unique advantage. Moreover, distrust emerges when the suspicion arises that the disruption of expectations in one exchange is likely to generalize through all other exchanges.

As such, the Throughput Modeling approach indicates how six different trust behaviors can be guided, how trust decision making can be improved and made defensible, and how special problems facing individuals, relational systems, and institutions can be dealt with via decision-making pathways leading to action.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Trust and the Throughput Model

Chapter 2. Four Major Concepts of Decision Making Tied to Trust

Chapter 3. Trustworthiness and Trust Behaviors

Chapter 4. Trust Decision-Making Pathways

Chapter 5. Rational Choice-Based Pathway

Chapter 6. Rule-Based Trust Pathway

Chapter 7. Category-Based Trust Pathway

Chapter 8. Third Parties as Conduits of Trust Pathway

Chapter 9. Role-Based Trust Pathway

Chapter 10. Knowledge-Based Pathway

Chapter 11. Towards Successful Decisions with Trust Modeling


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