Dyadic Trust Literature Review

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In this paper, through the study of various sources of literature, dyadic trust is broken down, analyzed, and applied to a vision necessary in multinational firms. This vision is for the relationships within multinational firms to first be built on a solid foundation of ethics and compliance, but then to really flourish by centering on the notion of dyadic trust. Using various business and psychology journals as sources, we discovered that, ideally, assessing dyadic trust at a scientific level allows it to be measured and boiled down so that multinational companies can understand its causes, how it evolves, and the benefits they will receive by pursuing it. Unfortunately, there are not many definite findings documented in literature and backed…show more content…
Individual characteristics as well as partner assessments influence the evolution of trust within a relationship. In the world of business, especially within multinational firms, building, maintaining, and assessing the effect of trust, or the lack thereof, between partners is essential to the firm's’ success and longevity. Despite literature’s recognition of the necessity of trust within partnerships, many multinational firms fail to move their focus beyond compliance and ethics and toward trust. Even firms that do manage to focus on trust fail to understand the phenomenon completely. While literature may be somewhat lacking in this particular area, scholars do acknowledge that assessing trust unidirectionally,from the one-sided view of one partner to the other, rather than bidirectionally and at the dyadic level, results in an incomplete view of its emergence, evolution, and consequences within partnerships. Going beyond ethics and compliance, multinational firms must set their sights on trust, specifically at the collective and emergent dyadic…show more content…
It must be developed and, over time, its depth and consequences within a relationship change. Korsgaard, Brower, and Lester ascertain that when trust is present a partner is essentially expressing vulnerability on the grounds that they believe the other partner’s intentions to be positive. They surmised that here is a cognitive, affective, and intentional component within trust. Other scholars, such as Karen Jones, the author of “Trust as An Affective Attitude” only see trust as consisting of the cognitive and affective. Understanding the components of trust lays the groundwork for understanding how trust emerges, changes, and effects both the trustor and the

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