UPDATE: The question is seeking real research based on behavior analysis of a significantly large sample people using well defined experiments. Posting answers based on opinions, or ad-hoc observations, does not address the question, nor does it add value to the question.
Reading a PCWorld article titled, "VeriSign Hacked: What We Don't Know Might Hurt Us", I ran across a quote:
nCircle CTO Tim ‘TK’ Keanini points out that the hack itself isn’t the crux of the problem. No network is impervious, and a company as high-profile as VeriSign is a prime target. The key is that organizations need to do more to foster an environment where honesty and disclosure are valued. If the fear of negative consequences is greater than the incentive for quick disclosure and response, you end up with a situation where IT staff would rather hide evidence of a breach.
Guess in part this was the core of my question about "Business-to-Business Security Disclosure and Agreement" - that being how important reaching an operational agreement where an environment of honesty and disclosure are essentially to doing business.
That said, it's unclear how such an "economy of honesty" would work in the real world.
Are there any fact-based opinions on an "economy of honesty" that provide some insight into if it really is a logical step toward the both security of individuals and their ecosystems?