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To Bond or to Bridge? Contingent Effects of Managers' Social Capital on Organizational Performance

Sangyub Ryu ()
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Sangyub Ryu: International University of Japan, http://www.iuj.ac.jp/

No EMS_2014_03, Working Papers from Research Institute, International University of Japan

Abstract: A top manager's social capital is considered as a critical resource for determining organizational outcome. However, little is known about the impacts of social capital on public organizations' performance. By dimensionalizing social capital into two, this study investigates impacts of a superintendent's bonding and bridging social capital on the performance of school districts. Findings show that bridging social capital has positive impacts on organizational performance but in a time of financial difficulty, it worsens negative shocks of financial difficulty. Bonding social capital is found to be exactly the opposite. This study argues that bonding and bridging social capital is not an "either-or" question and top managers are required to balance the two contingent on the situation that their organizations face.

Keywords: bonding; bridging; social capital; performance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 26 pages
Date: 2014-03
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hrm and nep-soc
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