Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Social capital and social networks

Social capital and social networks are not the same thing. Social networks are relationships that create the social capital.

Social networks are not always good. Being too close and therefore unbalanced relationships may for example lead to group think. I think I read that in Scott (1996). Arguably, the advent of consultants could correct the imbalance and lead to new more balanced and therefore more productive relationships.

Scott, J. (1996) 'A Toolkit for Social Network Analysis', Acta Sociologica (Taylor & Francis Ltd), 39 (2), pp. 211-216. 843

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