Social Capital: Prospects for a New Concept

The Academy of Management Review, Vol. 27, No. 1, p. 17, January 2002

25 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2009 Last revised: 21 Apr 2014

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Paul S. Adler

University of Southern California - Management and Organization Department

Seok-Woo Kwon

University of Calgary - Haskayne School of Business

Abstract

A growing number of sociologists, political scientists, economists and organizational theorists have invoked the concept of social capital in the search for answers to a broadening range of questions being confronted in their own fields. Seeking to clarify the concept and help assess its utility for organizational theory, this article synthesizes the theoretical research undertaken in these various disciplines and develops a common conceptual framework that identifies the sources, benefits, risks, and contingencies of social capital.

Suggested Citation

Adler, Paul S. and Kwon, Seok-Woo, Social Capital: Prospects for a New Concept. The Academy of Management Review, Vol. 27, No. 1, p. 17, January 2002, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=979087

Paul S. Adler (Contact Author)

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Seok-Woo Kwon

University of Calgary - Haskayne School of Business ( email )

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Canada

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