Research on trust: a bibliography and brief bibliometric analysis of the special issue submissions

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Abstract

Purpose – The primary purpose of this bibliography is to provide a compilation of trust-related articles from the disparate fields in which trust has been explored (from psychology to sociology and information systems to marketing. Years in its compilation and (still incomplete), it provides a listing that is not easily obtained even with the search capability of the internet and electronic library catalogues. Its secondary purpose is to highlight which articles are used most by marketing-related trust researchers both in general and within the submissions to the special issue. Design/methodology/approach – The bibliography was compiled via search and analysis of databases, reference lists, bibliographies, internet searches, library catalogues, university web pages, researchers’ curricula vitae (inter alia) for conference papers, journal articles, and books that use trust as a key concept within the work. Findings – The paper finds that there is a plethora of material on trust, but spread across several thousand sources. No single comprehensive collection exists and the need for such a compilation is of value to researchers. Research limitations/implications – The paper is an invaluable source of references on trust from across a wide range of academic disciplines. Originality/value – The main contribution of the paper is the cross-disciplinary nature of the compilation of reference materials.

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  • David C. Arnott

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