The role of social interactions and relationships at the individual, group/team, and organizational levels is becoming increasingly significant in today’s workplace. Relationships in an organization may provide some unplanned opportunities, and social capital is considered a new tool with which to increase organizational performance. As a relatively new concept, social capital is still at the exploratory stage for human resource development professionals and researchers. However, social capital has yet to be explored from an economics perspective. This article aims to examine the economics of social capital and the implications for organizational performance.
Research Professor. Director at Learning Change Project – Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, sustainability, thinkers, ++
Giorgio Bertini does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from these papers, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.
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