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    The organizational embeddedness of social capital: a comparative case study of two voluntary organisations

    Tacon, Richard (2016) The organizational embeddedness of social capital: a comparative case study of two voluntary organisations. Journal of Economic Issues 50 (1), pp. 23-42. ISSN 0021-3624.

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    Abstract

    Social capital is a popular, but contested concept. It draws attention to the way in which social relations and constructed forms of social organization can produce outcomes on individual and collective levels. However, it is often founded on individualistic, rational-choice models of human behavior that neglect its embeddedness. I explore the embeddedness of social capital through a comparative case study of two voluntary sport organizations in the UK. Through close analysis of in-depth interviews and longitudinal observation, I look at the processes of social capital development and at how socio-organizational context and identity shape these processes.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): embeddedness, social capital, social identity, voluntary organizations
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Depositing User: Richard Tacon
    Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2016 14:55
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2019 18:55
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/15355

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