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Brokerage and closure [electronic resource] : an introduction to social capital / Ronald S. Burt.

Author/Creator:
Burt, Ronald S.
Publication:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (294 p.)
Series:
Clarendon lectures in management studies.
Clarendon lectures in management studies series
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Subjects:
Social capital (Sociology).
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Social Capital, the advantage created by location in social structure, is a critical element in business strategy. Who has it, how it works, and how to develop it have become key questions as markets, organizations, and careers become more and more dependent on informal, discretionary relationships. The formal organization deals with accountability; Everything else flows through the informal: advice, coordination, cooperation friendship, gossip, knowledge, trust. Informal relations have always been with us, they have always mattered. What is new is the range of activities in which they now mat
Contents:
Table of Contents; Figures; Tables; Introduction; 1. The Social Capital of Structural Holes; 2. Creativity and Learning; 3. Closure, Trust, and Reputation; 4. Closure, Echo, and Rigidity; 5. Images of Equilibrium; References; Index;
Notes:
Series statement taken from book jacket.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [246]-275) and index.
ISBN:
1-280-90478-X
0-19-153034-4
1-4356-0706-6
OCLC:
476257794
Publisher Number:
9780199249145