Social Capital of Organizations Vol: 18

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11 Jun 2001
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
300 pages - 150 x 225 x 23mm
Research in the Sociology of Organizations
An influential concept in the social science literature, the theory of social capital, asserts that social actors gain resources through relationships with other actors. While social capital research has largely focused on individuals as the unit of analysis, this volume looks at social capital of organizations, or Corporate Social Capital (CSC), exploring how and to what extent social networks facilitate or impede the attainment of organizational goals. This collection of papers posits a distinction between social structure and its outcomes, noting that while positive outcomes yield social capital, the structure can also prohibit and obstruct action, resulting instead in social liability. The contributing authors pay particular attention to the sets of social conditions that lead to either capital or liability, and succeed in setting a research agenda that looks toward more effective management of organizational social capital.
List of Contributors. Social capital of organizations: From social structure to the management of corporate social capital. So many ties, so little time: A task contingency perspective on corporate social capital in organizations. Institutionalized ties and corporate social capital: The case of hospital mergers and closures. Organizational performance and corporate social capital: A contingency model. The development of corporate social capital in complex innovation processes. Corporate social capital and strategic isomorphism: The case of the Israeli software industry. Supply strategy: A corporate social capital perspective. The management of corporate social capital. Corporate social capital: A framework for understanding network-based export development programs. The balance of corporate social capital. Who guards the guardians? Protecting a lateral control regime from its own oligarchs.

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