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Trust Within the Established Inter-Organizational Information Sharing System

Trust Within the Established Inter-Organizational Information Sharing System
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Author(s): Peter Mihok (Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia)and Tyler Frank (Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch032
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


Trust is often considered to be a primary factor in the implementation of an information sharing system. These systems have become more common in organizations since the increase in the need to be more efficient and effective. Trust, it is often said, must be present prior to the exchange of often sensitive information. The need for trust though has been assumed to be constant throughout the lifespan of the system. Based upon the results of a mail-based survey, trust is not required in an established system since it is replaced by contractual agreements defining the limitations of the transferred information usage. The derivation of the theory and the supporting evidence relating to information sharing is presented.

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