a fairer society
We support the Sustainable Development Goals
Trust is essential to building a fairer society.
Here we bring together perspectives on the human ability to form bonds and work together, based on shared values and mutual respect to achieve a common purpose.
We’re inviting authors to publish with us in the fields of information and knowledge management, library studies, marketing, public policy and others relevant to the topic of trust.
If you are working on an article or would like to contribute a blog or commentary then we’d love to hear from you.
This mission supports our fairer society goal
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- Wendy Purcell: Trust is key to building a fairer society
- Featured journals
- Calls for papers
- Blog: Reframing Fox
- How can brands maintain (or repair) consumer trust?
- How do communities nurture the trust they need to flourish?
- Can social media help rebuild trust in government?
- How do we identify trustworthy information sources?
- Do managers trust home-workers to stay productive?
- Discover our Fairer Society eJournal collection
- Talk to us about your work
- Our four goals
Wendy Purcell: Trust is key to building a fairer society
Trust is an invisible asset we build, acquire, and exchange. It is central to treating others fairly and an essential element in creating a world that leaves no one behind.
Journal of Product & Brand Management
Online Information Review
Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy
Information and Learning Sciences
Corporate Communications: An International Journal
International Journal of Workplace Health Management
Information Discovery and Delivery
Reframing Fox: The continuing impact of 'Beyond Contract' and 'Man Mismanagement' 50 years on
In their blog, guest editors of a special issue for Employee Relations, Andy Hodder and Michael Gold discuss the work of Alan Fox and the influence it has on both the teaching and research of British industrial (or employment) relations.
How can brands maintain (or repair) consumer trust?
Consumers expect brands to reflect their values in challenging the status-quo and addressing global issues. This means a shift from prioritising shareholder values to stakeholder values. Explore how businesses build and maintain consumers' trust and fulfil their new societal leadership role.
How do communities nurture the trust they need to flourish?
Trust is a central element of social capital, underpinning our ability to form bonds and work collaboratively towards a common goal such as sustainability.
Digital connection has expanded our social networks, strengthened bonds based on personal interests and allowed small businesses to connect directly with customers. Read our selection of free content exploring trust as the key ingredient oiling the wheels of social capital.
Accountability during the COVID pandemic: the perspective of emerging economies
Pandemic responses around the world has been varied, imperfect, and even – occasionally – corrupt. Professors Javed Siddiqui, Thankom Arun, and Hassan Yazdifar discuss the disproportionate effect of the pandemic and its inadvertent consequences on emerging economies.
Can social media help rebuild trust in government?
A series of scandals and failures have eroded public confidence in the ability of governments to work for their citizens’ best interests. With distrust being the default emotion, democracies are at risk and societal fears are on the rise. Explore these issues and the powerful role of social media and citizen journalism in rebuilding public trust in government.
The role of governments and organisations in rebuilding public trust
The need for trust at all levels of society is paramount but people’s trust in government is lower than ever. Dr Hasan Imam explores this trend and how it might be remedied.
How do we identify trustworthy information sources?
The threat posed by misinformation and 'fake news' has become impossible to ignore and concerns over false information being used as weapon are at an all-time high.
The problem is exacerbated by the decline in trust of traditional media, with younger generations looking to alternative sources of information. Dive into our selection of free content exploring this topic and providing tools to help you critically appraise information.
Do managers trust home-workers to stay productive?
The pandemic changed ways of working for many people around the world. It also changed trust relationships between remote employees, their managers, and the companies they work for. Read our content exploring the barriers and facilitators for a stable transition to remote working.
Establishing trust in hybrid work – the role of people and technology
Kathrin Kirchner, Christine Ipsen, Anne Pedersen, Mejse Hasle Nielsen and Kasper Edwards discuss building trust between colleagues working in different locations, as well as trusting the technology we use to facilitate hybrid working.
Talk to us about your work
We really welcome insights not only from researchers but practitioners too about their work.
If you would like to contribute to the discussion, or you are working on research in areas related to trust, please let us know by filling in this form.