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23rd EGOS Colloquium 2007  

General Theme


Postdoctoral pre-colloquium workshop

PhD pre-colloquium workshop

Roland Calori Prize

EGOS Best Paper Award
EGOS Best Student Paper Award

Colloquium program

Sub-theme programs

Panel discussions


Organizational details

Registration and hotel reservation


City maps


 Sub-theme program


Sub-theme 22

The Dance of Trust: Building, Maintaining and Repairing Trust across Cultures


Denise Skinner
Coventry University, UK

Rosalind Searle
Open University, UK

Deanne den Hartog
University of Amsterdam Business School,
The Netherlands



Session I: Thursday, July 5 – 11:00–12:30
The Prelude – Conceptual Ideas

Convenors: Introduction to Sub-theme and Session

Alex Wright and Ina Ehnert
Building, maintaining and repairing trust across cultures: Towards a practice based research

Keith Jackson
Dancing with dilemmas: Examples and insights from trust research in cross cultural contexts


Session II: Thursday, July 5 – 14:00–15:30
Trust within Teams

Convenors: Introduction to Session

Liz Lee-Kelley
Quick stepping through an Indian classical dance. Cultural harmony or discord? A case study of trust and relationships within a global virtual team

Iris Fischlmayr and Satu Lähteenmäki
Cultural differences in the role of trust in virtual multicultural teams

Kari Skarholt and Hanne O. Finnestrand
The influence of trust in an industrial team organization. How different cultures affect trust building


Session III: Friday, July 6 – 9:00–10:30
Trust Building I

Convenors: Introduction to Session

Rosalind Searle and Jon Bilsberry
Uncovering culture: The role of the selection experience in trust development and maintenance

Katinka Bijlsma-Frankema, Antoinette Weibel and Gerhard van de Bunt
A few clues to trust: Antecedents of trust in managers

Judit Sass
How members trust in different organizational cultures

Hwee H. Tan, S. Arzu Wasti and Selin Eser
Location, location, location. Antecedents of trust across hierarchical and geographical positions

Session IV: Friday, July 6 – 11:00–12:30
Trust Building II

Lise Granerud
Creating trust between differing sub-cultures

Anita E. Tobiassen
The importance of trust in internal customer supplier relationships

Isabelle Mari
Creating, maintaining or repairing trust through multicultural norms of behaviour in the family firm


Session V: Friday, July 6 – 13:45–15:15
Trust between Managers and Workers

Convenors: Introduction to Session

Reuven Shapira
The trust/culture conundrum: Practices, knowledge, managers' habituses and the choice of trust and coercive strategies

Peter Hasle
Between trust and mistrust – A case study of the culture in two manufacturing firms

Wei He, Pablo Cadona and Yih-teen Lee
Towards a dynamic model of subordinate-superior trust in the Chinese cultural context


Session VI: Saturday, July 7 – 9:00–10:30
Trust across Professional Boundaries

Convenors: Introduction to Session

Fergus Lyon
Collaborative research projects – Building trust across professional and disciplinary cultural boundaries

May-Britt Ellingsen, Ann T. Lotherington and Aud Obstfelder
The dynamics of trust in the interplay between two nursing cultures

Paul K. Couchman and Liz Fulop
The dance of trust in high-risk multi-partner collaborations: An exploration of the antecedents of trust in cross-sector R&D projects

Kirsimarja Blomqvist
Organizational trust as interplay of trust in individuals and institutions


Session VII: Saturday, July 7 – 11:00–12:30
Trust across National Borders

Convenors: Introduction to Session

Epaminondas Epaminonda
Great friends or big liars? Differences in trust relations in Cyprus and Britain and challenges in attempts to reconcile them

Guido Möllering and Florian Stache
Trust development in German-Ukranian business relationships: Dealing with cultural differences ion an uncertain institutional context

Akil Amiraly
The impacts of the introduction of the water meter on trust between French and Indian stakeholders of different organisational cultures in an Indian city



Identification of key ideas emerging from the sub-theme (led by convenors)