Jone L. Pearce is Dean’s Professor of Leadership at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine. Her field is organizational behavior, and she studies trust: which structures and policies produce and support trust, how trust is built interpersonally and how interpersonal trust affects trust in larger institutional structures. She has published research on volunteers, merit pay, international cultural differences, status, the effects of governments on management practices, and management education.