New GIBS whitepaper: Recasting trust and distrust in the boardroom By Prof Mthombeni and Prof Chizema

Definitions of distrust typically use trust as the reference point. Consider the distrust defined as “confident negative expectations regarding another’s conduct” (Lewicki et al., 1998, p. 439). As such, most researchers conceptualise trust and distrust as “antithetical” (Bigley and Pearce, 1998, p. 407), at mutually exclusive ends of a single, continuous construct (Migliore and Horton DeClouette, 2011). According to this traditional view, a “complete lack of trust and distrust are the same thing” (Schoorman et al., 2007, p. 350). wn entities with suspicion (Dimoka, 2010Granovetter, 1985). Click here to read full article