Developing and maintaining trust in hastily formed relief networks

Peter Tatham, Gyöngyi Kovács

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Although there is a vast body of academic and practitioner literature championing the importance of trust in long-term business relationships, relatively little has been written discussing the development and maintenance of trust in networks that are formed at short notice and that often operate for a limited period of time. However, some models of trust and trusting behavior in such "hastily formed relief networks" (HFRN) do exist, and the aim of this chapter is to consider the theoretical application of one of the most prominent examples - that known as "swift trust" - to a post-disaster humanitarian logistics scenario. Presented from the perspective of a HFRN, this chapter presents a discussion of the practical application of the swift trust model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRelief Supply Chain Management for Disasters : Humanitarian, Aid and Emergency Logistics
Number of pages23
PublisherIGI Global
Publication date2011
ISBN (Print)9781609608248
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter


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