International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Questions about Trust for the Development of Social Capital and Competence
Antonio Martinez Fandiño, Marcos Aguiar de Souza

This article aims at discussing the understanding of trust so as to contribute to the handling of social capital, as well as competences, focusing on knowledge transmission in organizations. This work was done based on concepts of trust developed from the theoretic perspectives of Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Economics and Administration. It intends to reflect upon the amplitude of the variables that contribute to trust building, basic resource to social capital and competence once it is the element that leads to positive intentions among individuals, which, in their turn, lead to the interaction of relationships between individuals and social groups. This work analysis, and shows trust as a common element to social capital and competence formation, and next it discusses trust in different knowledge areas. The result of this analysis leads to questioning the need to better understand the mechanisms that build trust in different contexts and levels.

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