SOCIAL CAPITAL AND RELATIONAL EMBEDDEDNESS IN INTRA AND INTERFIRM NETWORKS: A MANAGERIAL PERSPECTIVE
Friede, Guntram Rainer (2006) SOCIAL CAPITAL AND RELATIONAL EMBEDDEDNESS IN INTRA AND INTERFIRM NETWORKS: A MANAGERIAL PERSPECTIVE. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
The aim of this study is to present precedent and contemporary social network research as a valuable tool in the process of researching internal organisational relationships as well as those between actors within the organisation and external stakeholders. Personal and professional relationships are the foundation of social network theory and hence importance has increasingly been attributed to the study of those networks taking into account a vast array of underlying norms and values affecting the life-cycle of alternate network structures. The relative notion of tie strength between actors in, and between networks, impacts on an organisation's culture and economic performance. As a result this study considers networks on an intra- and inter-firm level and relates particular findings to a potential need for managerial input and strategic direction with regard to the active promotion and fostering of those relational networks.
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