Adding Value to Others: The Positive Externalities of Social Capital
Conference Proceeding Article
In this paper, we ask whether social structure can help explain why some employees are better able than others to add value to their peers, as rated by their peers. Our theoretical contribution concerns the distinct influences of two orders of social capital: first-order and second-order. First-order social capital is conceptualized as the social structure of the focal actor. Second-order social is conceptualized as the social structure of the actor's boss, a central figure in the life of most managers. Using network sparseness to capture social capital, we find that not only first-order but also second-order social capital has significant effects on peer-to-peer value-added.
social capital, social structure, peer relations, interpersonal relations, interprofessional relations, peer counseling
Organizational Behavior and Theory
Strategy and Organisation
Academy of Management Proceedings
Academy of Management
Galunic, Charles; ERTUG, Gokhan; and Gargiulo, Martin.
Adding Value to Others: The Positive Externalities of Social Capital. (2006). Academy of Management Proceedings. V1-V6. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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