The Evolutionary Path and Process of Mutual Trust Among Members of Knowledge Networks

  • Tao Wang
  • Chenglin Tang
  • Xin Gu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 241)


According to its establishment and evolution process, this paper divided mutual trust among members of knowledge networks into 4 parts: tentative trust maintenance trust, continuity trust and swift trust. On this basis, we analyzed the evolutionary path of mutual trust from three aspects: category, degree and range. Then, the evolutionary process of mutual trust was divided into four stages. At last, combined with two angles of process and overall view, a model was built to illustrate the evolutionary process of mutual trust among members of knowledge networks.


Knowledge networks Mutual trust Evolutionary path Evolutionary Process 


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Funded projects: System Science and Enterprise Development Research Center of Sichuan Province philosophy and social science key research base (Xq12C07), Sichuan University central university basic research special business fee (Philosophy and Social Sciences) (2011SCU11073).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Business SchoolSichuan UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Chengdu University of Information TechnologyChengduPeople’s Republic of China

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