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Multidimensional Social Capital as a Boost or a Bar to Innovation
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7156-5020
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies.
Mälardalens Högskola, Akademin för hållbar teknik- och samhällsutveckling.
2012 (English)In: Combining the social and technological aspects of innovation:  Relationships and Networks / [ed] Chiara Cantu, Daniela Corsaro, Annalisa Tunisini, 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Innovation does not only demand new ideas, financial resources, and knowledge of supplier and user systems, but also social capital. Social capital facilitates interaction in business networks. However, social capital is often vague, at times described as a “catch-all notion”.  In this paper an operational definition of social capital is suggested to enable network management of business innovations. Three underpinning dimensions of social capital are empirically tested in a regional strategic network – the socio-economic, the network and the actor-oriented dimensions with a focus on the latter one. Empirical case data were collected in 2004 and 2010. The application of the concepts and the comparisons between these two points in time enhance understanding of how social capital can be used to promote innovation processes.

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social capital, innovation, bridging, bonding, socio-economic, network, actor-oriented dimension
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-12838OAI: diva2:551464
28th Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Conference
Available from: 2012-09-12 Created: 2012-09-11 Last updated: 2015-01-23Bibliographically approved

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