Control Towards Trust Evolution in Grid-based Communities

By Marina Burakova-Lorgnier and Nik Bessis.

Published by The Organization Collection

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This paper proposes some ideas on the evolution of control towards trust in communities that use grid technology. It takes the viewpoint that members within a grid-based community require a trust framework that brings together and takes into account both social and technological approaches to trust. It also emphasises the importance of the simultaneous analysis of control and trust. Control is examined as a multi-dimensional phenomenon that includes personal, formal and informal scopes. The analysis of trust appeals to its cognitive and affective dimensions. Three possible scenarios of control towards trust evolution include linear control towards trust development, reputation shift and trust leap. They are to be further examined in terms of their practical applicability and conceptual contribution.

Keywords: Trust, Control, Grid

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 8, Issue 5, pp.101-108. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 832.784KB).

Dr. Marina Burakova-Lorgnier

Researcher, Research Centre, Université de Montesquieu Bordeaux 4, École de Commerce Européenne – INSEEC, France

Marina Burakova-Lorgnier holds a Ph.D. in social psychology and is affiliated with the INSEEC Research Centre. Her interests cover various domains of organisational behaviour such as knowledge management, social networking, trust and gender studies.

Dr. Nik Bessis

Senior Lecturer, Department of Computing & Information Systems, University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK

Dr. Nik Bessis lectures at the Department of Computing and Information Systems, University of Bedfordshire, UK. His primary research interests focus on data integration, data push, Grid and Next Generation Technologies.

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