DW_SWG 02: Organizational Trust

Antoinette Weibel
University of Konstanz, Germany
Reinhard Bachmann
University of Surrey, UK
Thomas Mellewigt
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Nicole Gillespie
Queensland University, Australia
Rosalind H. Searle
University of Coventry, UK

Call for Applications



The Organizational Trust Development Workshop is a pre-Colloquium activity that aims to help advanced PhD students and early-career academics develop their research ideas and papers towards publishable articles in close interaction with leading scholars in the field. The workshop is targeted at improving participants’ skills in conducting high quality research and getting their work published in top-tier journals.


Each accepted paper will be briefly presented and then discussed in a very constructive and supportive manner. All participants will be expected to have read the papers of all presenters and be ready to contribute actively to the discussions. Participants will be expected to attend all sessions of the workshop.


The workshop will take place on Wednesday, July 2013, 10:00am–14:00pm.



Interested scholars should submit – via the EGOS website! – a single document of application that includes:

  • On the first page: a short letter of application containing full details of name, address (postal address, phone and email), affiliation (date of PhD completion for early career scholars), a statement of why the applicant considers it valuable to attend the workshop as well as an indication of what journal(s) the paper is likely to be submitted to.
  • A full draft paper that is to be developed to a publishable stage.


Antoinette Weibel holds a Chair in Management and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz, Germany. Her research focuses on motivation, happiness and trust and has been published in leading journals (e.g., 'Public Administration Research and Theory', 'Group and Organization Management', 'Organization', 'International Journal of Human Resource Management') and books (e.g., "Control in Organizations: New Directions in Theory and Research", Cambridge University Press). She is President of FINT, the First International Network of Trust Research.
Reinhard Bachmann is Professor of Strategy and the Director of Centre for Trust Research (CTR) at the University of Surrey. He has published widely in major journals, including 'Organization Studies', 'British Journal of Sociology', 'Cambridge Journal of Economics', etc. In 2006, he edited the "Handbook of Trust Research" (with Akbar Zaheer). He also serves on the Editorial Board of 'Organization Studies' and is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the 'Journal of Trust Research'.
Thomas Mellewigt holds the Deutsche Telekom Foundation Distinguished Chair in Strategic Knowledge Management at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. His research interests focus on issues of governance mechanisms and trust in strategic alliances. He has published in journals such as 'Strategic Management Journal', 'Journal of Applied Psychology', 'Journal of Retailing' and 'Journal of Business Venturing'.
Nicole Gillespie is Senior Lecturer in Management at the University of Queensland, Australia. Her research focuses on trust development and repair in organisational contexts, the design of trustworthy organizations, and managing stakeholder trust in organizations. She also researches in the areas of leadership, teams and employee engagement. Her work appears in leading international journals, including the 'Academy of Management Review' and 'Journal of Management', as well as in books (e.g., "Building and Repairing Organizational Trust", Institute of Business Ethics).
Rosalind H. Searle is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Psychology at Coventry Business School, UK. She is co-founder and co-director for the Centre for Trust and Ethical Behaviour. She is a chartered occupational psychologist with research interests in the area of organizational trust, and trust and HRM. Her particular interest focuses on recruitment and selection processes, those involved in managing performance and, most recently, the role of HRM in trust repair.