The Role of Social Capital in the Creation of Organisational Absorptive Capacity: A Two Case Study

Anne Kallio, Carsten Bergenholz, Heidi Korhonen

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    Abstract

    Based on a double case-study, this paper discusses the role of social capital in the creation of organisational absorptive capacity. Bridging social capital makes it possible to acquire new knowledge whereas bonding social capital assists the exploitation of that knowledge. In addition, this study presents a concept of creative social capital to facilitate the transition from assimilation to transformation. Two action research cases present the generation of social interaction mechanisms that facilitate the move from potential absorptive capacity to realised absorptive capacity. In these cases the creative social capital is being concretised as a) group-based identity, and b) willingness to form a mutual goal.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International CINet Conference,: Practicing Innovation in Times of Discontinuity,
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event11th CINet Conference 2010 - Zürich, Switzerland
    Duration: 5 Sep 20107 Sep 2010

    Conference

    Conference11th CINet Conference 2010
    CountrySwitzerland
    CityZürich
    Period5/09/107/09/10

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    Kallio, A., Bergenholz, C., & Korhonen, H. (2010). The Role of Social Capital in the Creation of Organisational Absorptive Capacity: A Two Case Study. In Proceedings of the 11th International CINet Conference,: Practicing Innovation in Times of Discontinuity,