An empirical study of the influence of social capital on organizational effectiveness in knowledge-intensive firms: An organizational knowledge exchange environment perspective

Alice L. Cheng, Patrick S.W. Fong

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Abstract

There is a growing need to understand how social capital assists or impedes organizational performance. In particular, the success of organization networks has spawned new conjectures about the competitive advantage of social forms of organization relative to market-based exchange systems. The application of social capital to intra-organizational contexts has seen an explosion of interest in the past several years. We find that the network or structural perspective not only adds explanatory power to organizations' behavior and effectiveness, but also expands the applicability of organizational socialization from a traditional autonomous to a relational view for studying and explaining organizational action and outcomes. We are developing an organizing framework based on both organizational and individual levels of network analysis to discuss with a description of social capital and the different levels to conceptualize it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPC 2011
EditorsSamson Zhoujun Liu, Arshad Ali Javed, Faye Danfei Ni, Allan Weilin Shen
PublisherFaculty of Construction and Land Use, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Pages629-632
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789881731173
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPC 2011 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 11 Jul 201112 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - 3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPC 2011
Volume2

Conference

Conference3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPC 2011
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period11/07/1112/07/11

Keywords

  • Associability
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Social capital

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Environmental Science(all)

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