Social Capital: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Paul S. Adler
University of Southern California - Management and Organization Department
Temple University - Department of Strategic Management
KNOWLEDGE AND SOCIAL CAPITAL: FOUNDATIONS AND APPLICATIONS, Eric L. Lesser, ed., Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston, MA, pp. 89-115, 2000
Marshall School of Business Working Paper No. MKT 03-09
A growing number of sociologists, political scientists, economists, and organizational theorists have invoked the concept of social capital in their search for answers to a broadening range of questions confronting their own fields. Seeking to clarify the concept and help assess its utility for organizational theory, this paper synthesizes the theoretical research undertaken in these various disciplines and develops a common conceptual framework that identifies the sources, benefits, and risks of social capital.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 30
JEL Classification: A12, D23working papers series
Date posted: January 20, 2009 ; Last revised: February 3, 2009
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