Developing and Maintaining Trust in Post-Disaster Hastily Formed Networks
Although there is a rich steam of literature championing the importance of trust in long-term business relationships, there has been relatively little interest in the area of the development and maintenance of trust in hastily formed networks that are formed at short notice and that operate for a limited period of time. Such networks can be found in the aftermath of a rapid onset disaster where individuals from a broad variety of organisations and geographic locations come together in order to bring relief to a disaster-stricken area. The aim of this paper is, therefore, to further the understanding of trust in hastily formed networks through the presentation of a theoretical model, a discussion of its practical application in a post-disaster scenario, and proposals for testing the approach in a live setting.
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