—The purpose of this paper wants to map the research between relations and trust and to investigate the key concepts, themes, and their relationships of literatures in the past decade. In this study, bibliometric and social network analysis techniques are used to investigate the intellectual pillars of the literatures about relations and trust. By analyzing 85,034 citations of 1,995 articles published in SSCI journal in relations and trust area between 2007 and 2012. The results of the mapping can help identify the research direction of relations and trust research and provide a valuable tool for researchers to access the literature in this area.
—Relations, trust, co-citation, social network.
Ying-Shao Chang is with the Department of Mass Communication of Chang Jung Christian University; Executive of Star Radio of Chang Jung Christian University Tainan, Taiwan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Jen-Hwa Kuo is with the Graduate School of Business and Operations Management, Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan, Tainwan (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Ying-Shao Chang and Jen-Hwa Kuo, "Relations and Trust: Themes, Concepts and Relationships," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 295-299, 2013.