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Michael Kosfeld

 

Michael Kosfeld, Ph.D., is a professor of business administration at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. This essay is based upon a 2007 report to the European Molecular Biology Organization.

 
 
  

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Articles: Brain Trust

By Michael Kosfeld | September 1, 2008

Trust is not irrational or illusory, explains Michael Kosfeld. It’s a biologically-based part of human nature.

 

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