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Title Knowledge and social capital : foundations and applications / edited by Eric L. Lesser.

Published Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, ©2000.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (323 pages) : illustrations.
Series Resources for the knowledge based economy series
Resources for the knowledge-based economy.
ScienceDirect All Books
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. Foundations -- Leveraging social capital in organizations -- Social capital in the creation of human capital -- Social capital: its origins and applications in modern sociology -- A paradigm for social capital -- Social capital: the good, the bad and the ugly -- pt. 2. Applications -- Social capital, intellectual capital and the organizational advantage -- Virtual communities and social capital -- Social capital and capital gains in Silicon Valley -- Social capital, violations of trust and the vulnerability of isolates: the social organization of law practice and professional self-regulation -- pt. 3. Empirical works -- Social capital, structural holes and the formation of an industry network -- Contingent value of social capital -- Human capital, social capital and compensation: the relative contribution of social contacts to managers' incomes.
Summary Social capital - the informal networks, trust and common understanding among individuals in an organization - determines major competitive advantages in today's networked economy. Knowledge and Social Capital explains how social capital can drive collaboration, reconcile an organization's internal and external labor markets, and improve organizational effectiveness. This edited compilation of authoritative articles helps readers understand how they can build and capitalize on their own organizations' social capital. Knowledge and Social Capital teaches core principles and important strategies to a range of executives, including organizational development specialists, corporate strategists, and knowledge management professionals. Readers will learn how an organization can: Leverage its social capital to effectively develop and manage knowledge Foster concrete, trusting and productive personal relationships among its members Use social capital to improve the effectiveness of joint ventures and alliances.
Other author Lesser, Eric L.
Elsevier issuing body.
Subject Capital humano.
Infrastructure (Economics)
Human capital.
Social capital (Sociology)
Knowledge management.
Organizational learning.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780750672221 (electronic bk.)
0750672226 (electronic bk.)
9780080509792 (electronic bk.)
0080509797 (electronic bk.)