The grammars of trust: A model and general implications

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In this article we contend that trust can be conceptualized as four distinct and ordered forms - shallow dependence, shallow interdependence, deep dependence, and deep interdependence - determined by the nature of the interdependence between trusting parties. We argue that both the risks that trusting parties assume and the mechanisms for mitigating those risks emerge as a function of the form of interdependence in the relationship. By reviewing research in which trust is a central component, we illustrate the elements of this model and examine its implications.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sheppard, BH; Sherman, DM

Published Date

  • January 1, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 422 - 437

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-7425

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5465/AMR.1998.926619

Citation Source

  • Scopus