Trust is generally acknowledged to play an important role in our interactions with other people and, as we will argue, also with systems. Presumably, however, the antecedents of the trust vested by one person in another vary, at least to some extent, with the duration and the intensity of the relation. Someone buying his or her first car, for example, will have little to go on when judging the trustworthiness of the salesperson, whereas someone who buys a new car at that particular sales point once every couple of years may have a more sizeable information pool to draw from.
|Title of host publication||Trust in Risk Management|
|Subtitle of host publication||Uncertainty and Scepticism in the Public Mind|
|Editors||M. Siegrist, H. Gutscher, T.C. Earle|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Name||Earthscan risk in society series|