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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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

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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,
Kallio, Anne ; Bergenholz, Carsten ; Korhonen, Heidi. / The Role of Social Capital in the Creation of Organisational Absorptive Capacity : A Two Case Study. Proceedings of the 11th International CINet Conference,: Practicing Innovation in Times of Discontinuity, . 2010.
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Proceedings of the 11th International CINet Conference,: Practicing Innovation in Times of Discontinuity, . 2010.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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