The Causes and Consequences of Trust and Bribery in Society Workshop

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By Dr Tim Hinks

A number of presenters and discussants were invited to this day-long workshop in order to provide an environment in which in-depth and critical discussions on a number of pressing questions in the fields of bribery, corruption and trust was created. 

Presentations covered a variety of different institutional settings and countries including bribes and firm performance in Albania and Kosovo, social capital and institutional trust in Palestine, the impacts of networks, trust and motivations to bribe on life satisfaction and experimental evidence on what makes people cheat. Colleagues from the Burgundy School of Business, Cork University, Aston University, Birkbeck, University College London and within the Bristol Business School made the day a great success with presenters receiving valuable feedback on their work, and pathways to collaborative research in the near future identified. 

In line with this, colleagues are invited to submit abstracts to an up-coming workshop at Birkbeck University on 20th June entitled Institutions and Culture in Economic Contexts.  

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