Special Issue "Trust Management: Key Factor of the Sustainable Organizations Embedded in Network"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2018
Prof. Barbara Kożuch
Institute of Economics, Finance and Management, Jagiellonian University Kraków, 31-007 Kraków, Poland
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Interests: foundations of management sciences; systems and methods of management; project management and human resource management; multicultural management; conditions of efficient functioning of the public sector; particularly in regards to change management in health care; education; culture; public safety
Prof. Adam Jabłoński
Institute of Management, WSB University Poznań, Faculty in Chorzów, 41-506 Poznań, Poland
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Interests: trust management; networks; intellectual capital; public management; sustainable business; sustainable business models; business models; performance management; corporate social responsibility; value-based management
Nowadays, trust is an important determinant of the development of modern organizations. Not only does it become an increasingly important element of the relationship between entities, but, above all, it positively influences the building of the organization's intellectual capital. This capital is differently classified, but always contains components that determine the potential of sustainable organizations, often in the human, social, relational, organizational and innovation dimensions. Trust is more often the key determinant of this capital (Kożuch, Lenart-Gansiniec, 2017). It can be differently defined. However, the basis of many definitions is building relationships focused on developing some kind of individual or inter-organizational link. Organizational trust is defined as authentic and advanced, which is the basis of all organized activities performed by people in the organization, largely due to such features as needing trust, developed through relationships, and the relationship with integrity and commitment. Thus, it is interesting to associate the category of trust with building the intellectual capital of the sustainable organization. Intellectual capital plays a special role here. It is a navigator and platform for achieving not only the competitive advantage of the sustainable organization but also the source of value creation in the short and long term. Then, this strategic hybrid composed of a business model, strategy and business processes is favorable to the development of intellectual capital (Jabłoński 2017). Trust is an element that ties this capital with relationships in business. This has an integrated character (R.C. Mayer, J. H. Davis, F. D. Schoorman 1995). Assuming that nowadays an important paradigm is the network paradigm, it is worth asking how the mechanism of building trust-based intellectual capital of the sustainable organization functions as its key asset in a network environment.
Kożuch, B.; Lenart-Gansiniec, R. Trust and Knowledge Sharing. In Intuition, Trust, and Analytics; Liebowitz, L., Paliszkiewicz, J., Gołuchowski, J., Eds.; CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Auerbach Publications: Boca Raton, FL, USA, 2018.
Jabłoński, A. (Ed.) Conceptualization and operationalization of a strategic hybrid with a geometric approach. In Business Models, Strategies, Impacts and Challenges; Nova Publishers: New York, NY, USA, 2017.
Mayer, R.C.; Davis, J.H.; Schoorman, F.D. An Integrative Model of Organizational Trust. Acad. Manage. Rev. 1995, 20, 712–714.
Prof. Barbara Kożuch
Prof. Adam Jabłoński
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- trust management
- intellectual capital
- sustainable organizations
- sustainable business models
- sustainable strategy
- sustainable performance management
- business continuity
- sustainable value
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: To cooperate or not to cooperate - the explanatory power of reciprocal behaviour for exchange context
Authors: Martina Pieperhoff
Abstract: The functioning of inter-organizational exchange relations requires the coordination of the behaviour of the actors involved. Coordinated behaviour that cannot be adequately explained by hierarchy and market is explained by trust. In general, trust and (exchange) relations can be explained by reciprocity which can be categorised by different types (direct, general, negative). Depending on the specific context in which inter-organizational exchange takes place (in the beginning, established, abandonment), it is assumed that different reciprocity types appear. Thus, this article focusses on which different types of reciprocity occur in specific exchange contexts and thus produce trust between the actors involved. In order to answer the research question, a Qualitative Comparative Analysis is conducted. 79 interviews are analysed by a set-theoretical approach.