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Theoretical Framework for Trust Management

Trust involves far more than simply relying on another party. What makes this true is that trust might originate from notably good will, encapsulated interest, or compelled by the force of norms. Trust occurs under a variety of conditions, relates to many spheres of individual and collective life, and embraces a broad range of activities (Podrez 2003, p. 87). Moreover, it may stem from reasonable activities addressed by certain groups or individuals as well as from the presence of people in our proximate environment (family, friends) or those farther away (colleagues, public people). Gaining someone’s trust at the beginning of a relationship is easier than retaining it. As such, trust is central to our lives, partially because the special concern we have for it must have a place within a broader set of moral concerns. Further more, this phenomenon is indissolubly associated with what is good and noble in man in a genuine sense (Graff 2003, p. 102). This is a very apparent ethical facet of the trust phenomenon. For this reason, trust and ethics are coupled into one topic for discussion.