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Title Knowledge and social capital : foundations and applications / edited by Eric L. Lesser
Published Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, ©2000
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Description 1 online resource (323 pages) : illustrations
Series Resources for the knowledge based economy series
Resources for the knowledge-based economy.
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Capital humano.
Capital humano.
Human capital.
Infrastructure (Economics)
Knowledge management.
Organizational learning.
Social capital (Sociology)
Form Electronic book
Author Lesser, Eric L.
ISBN 0080509797