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Brokerage and closure : an introduction to social capital

Author: Ronald S Burt
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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In this volume the author explains how the elements of brokerage and closure work together to define social capital, showing how in the business world reputation has replaced authority and reward has become associated with achieving competitive advantage in a social order of continuous disequilibrium.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald S Burt
ISBN: 9780199249152 0199249156
OCLC Number: 141379875
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Awards: Shortlisted for George R. Terry Book Award 2006.
Description: xii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ; 1. The Social Capital of Structural Holes ; 2. Creativity and Learning ; 3. Closure, Trust, and Reputation ; 4. Closure, Echo, and Rigidity ; 5. Images of Equilibrium
Responsibility: Ronald S. Burt.
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