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Forming Trust in E-Mentoring: A Research Agenda

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Journal: American Journal of Industrial and Business Management
ISSN 2164-5167

Volume: 03;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 101;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Mentoring | E-Mentoring | Trust | Online Trust | Interpersonal Trust

ABSTRACT
Mentoring has been identified as a valuable tool for learning and career development, as well as organizational advancement. E-mentoring has increased in popularity as a means of creating global access to mentors while reducing organizational training costs, and reducing both time and geographical constraints for mentors and mentees. E-mentoring has proven to most benefit the mentee and mentor when mutual trust has been established. However, e-mentoring is still a relatively new phenomenon and it is unclear how online trust is established and sustained between mentors and mentees. This paper presents a research agenda to better understand how trust is formed in e-mentoring.
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