Linking social capital to knowledge productivity : an explorative study on the relationship between social capital and learning in knowledge-productive networks

Tjip de Jong

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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Why are some networks more successful in achieving innovation than others? Why do some groups within organizations manage to operate without hierarchical boundaries, and at the same time achieve extraordinary, innovative results? How do they learn? And what kinds of network characteristics do they cherish? This book presents the process and findings of a four-year PhD study on these questions. With empirical data of more than seventeen networks a theoretical framework is presented in which characteristics of social capital are linked to knowledge-productive learning processes. This dissertation invites you to connect to the world of social capital, participative research and innovative learning and at the same time offers a practical guide to get started within your own social network.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Kessels, Joseph, Supervisor
Award date16 Apr 2010
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-313-8209-5
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2010


  • IR-70832

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