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Contributions of Social Capital Theory to HRM

Global Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications

Marina Burakova
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Marina Burakova-Lorgnier
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The philosophic premises of the social capital theory (SCT) number centuries of years. However, the term itself became explicit only in the second half of the 20th century. Emerged as a theoretical framework in sociology, it was soon adopted by community studies and management sciences. The concept of social capital (SC) has been criticized for recycling well-known fundamental theories and propounding a common sense truth. At the same time, more and more numerous testimonies stand for its recognition as a persuasive explanatory framework for various human resources (HR)-related issues. The present article outlines theoretical discussions around the SCT, as well as its quantifiability and contribution to the further improvement of human resources management (HRM).
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Marina Burakova, Marina Burakova-Lorgnier. Contributions of Social Capital Theory to HRM. Global Business, IGI Global, pp.1896-1903, 2011, ⟨10.4018/978-1-60960-587-2.ch702⟩. ⟨hal-03464761⟩


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