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6TH WORKSHOP ON TRUST WITHIN AND BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONS


MILAN, ITALY, JUNE 14-15, 2012
BACKGROUND

In the past decades, issues of trust in inter- and intra-organizational relationships have been increasing in importance on the agendas of organizational scholars, legitimated by changes in the social structure of societies, economic exchange relations and organizational forms. By establishing an international forum for scholars from different disciplines, the workshop series seeks to make a contribution to the development of an international research program on ‘Trust within and between Organizations.’ The first five workshops on this theme, organized in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2010, each succeeded in bringing together scholars from over 20 countries and a wide range of disciplines, such as economics, marketing, work and organization psychology, sociology of organizations, political sciences, information sciences and linguistics.

At the first workshop, the participants decided to organize themselves in FINT, the First International Network on Trust. FINT aims to further international cooperation in trust theory and research (for membership, mail to: r.zolin@qut.edu.au).

FINT members have since organized tracks on trust at 2002 and 2003 EURAM conferences, 2004 till 2011 EGOS colloquia, and symposia at the Academy of Management 2002, 2005, 2007-2011 meetings. FINT actively aims to
further publications on trust, preferably co-authored by scholars from different countries. Workshop- and track papers have been brought together in special issues on trust of Personnel Review (2003, vol 32, 5), Journal of Managerial Psychology (2004, vol 19, 6) and Strategic Change (2005), an edited volume on ‘Trust under pressure (Edward Elgar, 2005) and special issues on ‘Trust and control’ of International Sociology (2005) and Group and Organization Management (2007). Recent (or forthcoming) book publications are Trust and Human Resources Management, the Handbook on Trust Research Methodology , both published by Edward Elgar, and a volume about Organizational Trust - A Cultural Perspective published by Cambridge University Press.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Trust is one of the few concepts and shared human experiences that crosses disciplinary, cultural, and generational boundaries. It lies at the heart of all human relationships whether with another single individual, a group, or an institution; it is a key factor in our conceptions of society and civilisation. It is claimed to be the key to enhancing and enabling cooperation, the sharing of information, problem solving, commitment and job satisfaction, as well as a range of individual, group, organizational, and societal performance outcomes. The changing nature of the current social and political environments within which we exist as individuals and as members of groups highlights the contribution of trust to success but also the challenges to its continued existence within relationships.

Although research into trust has advanced significantly in the last decade, our understanding remains limited and there is much that we have, as yet, not explored. Important questions remain as to how trust is built, maintained and repaired in the multiplicity of contexts, the dynamic environments, and relationships of which it is part. Trust is possibly unique as a subject which crosses boundaries in both how and where it is studied. In order to reflect this reality, the EIASM/FINT workshop seeks to provide a forum in which we further develop and broaden our trust knowledge, and community, as we move into the second decade of the 21st century. We welcome as contributors representatives of the academic and practitioner communities, from a wide range of academic disciplines, those who use qualitative and quantitative methods, who have empirical and theoretical insights to offer, and to include both junior and senior researchers.

Accordingly, the next EIASM/FINT workshop is intendedly broad in nature. We invite the submission of individual papers in addition to proposals for round tables and workshop development activities. The requirements and expectations for each are specified below.
 

CALL FOR SHORT PAPERS

We invite you to contribute a short paper for competitive selection. Your short paper should explain the relevance of the chosen topic, provide the theoretical background and research question, and address the approach followed. Empirical papers should describe the methods of analysis and highlight (or at least preview) their main findings and contributions.

THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS OVER

CALL FOR SYMPOSIA AND THEMATIC ROUND TABLE

We invite proposals for Symposia and Thematic Roundtables, in formats similar to those in use at other conferences such as the Academy of Management: "Symposium sessions are organized as either Panel Symposia or Presenter Symposia. A Panel Symposium engages a group of panellists in a formal interactive discussion. A Presenter Symposium involves a series of authored papers on a pre-set theme". At the same time we are also open for innovative formats such as debates or thematic, structured discussions.

THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS OVER

CALL FOR INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

We also welcome proposals for interactive workshops. The aim of an interactive workshop is to create discussion between workshop participants in areas relevant to our community such as research, research cooperation, research methods, teaching, consulting, transdisciplinary dialogues, reaching out to practitioners, etc. Ultimately any workshop will be judged by its potential to create a community within our common research field. Thus workshops can take the form of professional development workshops (see for example http://meeting.aomonline.org/2011/callforsubmissions/pdw ), caucus proposals (see for example http://meeting.aomonline.org/2011/callforsubmissions/scholarlyprogram/menu-call-for-caucuses) or any other format you can think of. To apply for an interactive workshop you should provide an overview of the format, clarify how and why you believe that your workshop is of interest to trust researchers, and explain how it will be able to jumpstart a new community.

Workshop proposals should not comprise more than 2500 words (and can be much shorter). Proposals should also indicate the timeframe appropriate for the session and desired room size and layout.

The submission deadline is over.

 

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

Please click HERE to download the workshop programme.

LOCAL ORGANIZERS

Sandro Castaldo and Fabrizio Zerbini
Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

CHAIRPERSONS

Sandro Castaldo, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
Don Ferrin, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Guido Möllering,  Jacobs Universtity Bremen, Germany
Richard Priem,Texas Christian University, USA, and LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, Italy
Denise Skinner,Coventry University, UK
Antoinette Weibel,University of Konstanz, Germany
Roxanne Zolin (communication officer),Queensland University of Technology, Australia

HONORARY MEMBERS

Katinka Bijlsma-Frankema, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Sim Sitkin, Duke University, Durham, USA

GUEST SPEAKERS

Kimberly D. Elsbach, Universtity of California, Davis, USA 
Russell Hardin, New York University, USA

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME, DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM AND PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION

Please click HERE to download the workshop main programme as well as details on the doctoral consortium and pre-conference session.

SOCIAL PROGRAMME

FINT organizes a social program open to conference participants and their families.
We will leave Milano on Saturday early morning and arrive to Como after 1h30’ roughly.

The morning will be dedicated to the visit of the City center (Cathedral, Social Theater, lakeside promenade). For the afternoon either a visit to the Brunate village with the Funicular Railway, offering an amazing view of the lake from the hills on the top of Como, or a boat trip will be organized.

Participants are welcome to book by directly emailing to fabrizio.zerbini@unibocconi.it.
The deadline is May 29th. Please make sure to send first and last name of accompanying people, besides your one.
We look forward to share with you this nice trip on the wonderful Lake of Como!


 

PRACTICALITIES

The workshop will take place in the premises of the Bocconi University in Milan.

Address :

Università Commerciale L. Bocconi
Grafton Building
Via Roentgen, 1
20136 Milano

ACCOMMODATION

Please click HERE to download a list of hotels located in the surroundings of the University.

FEE

The fees include participation to the :
 

  • workshop
  • workshop documents
  • lunches
  • the workshop dinner
  • morning and afternoon refreshments

 

   
For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
300,00 € (VAT Exempt)
For participants coming from another academic institution 390,00 € (VAT Exempt)

Cancellations made before May 18, 2012 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.

Payments should be made by :

  • The following credit cards: Visa or Eurocard/Mastercard/Access

DOWNLOAD LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

DOWNLOAD ACCEPTED PAPERS

ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCKÈRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 62 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: michelante@eiasm.be