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Managing social capital as knowledge management – some specification and representation issues.

Davenport, Elisabeth, Graham, Martin, Kennedy, Jessie and Taylor, Katharine (2005) Managing social capital as knowledge management – some specification and representation issues. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 40 (1). pp. 101-108.

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Abstract/Description

‘Classic’ accounts of social capital have emerged
in accounts of stable networks or institutional
environments. These conditions do not apply in
the case of many firms – a case in point being
small firm networks that rely on rapid turnover of
projects. Our research team is attempting to
identify how social capital is manifest in these
contexts, and thus to make suggestions for
building, maintaining and refreshing such capital.
We present work to date that converts this type of
tacit knowledge into sets of explicit and
manageable local data, and provide examples of
information visualizations for profiling and
retrieval that support the management of social
capital.

Item Type: Article
Electronic ISSN: 1550-8390
Uncontrolled Keywords: social capital; small firm networks; knowledge management; knowledge diffusion;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 330 Economics
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 001 Knowledge
Library of Congress Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Item ID: 2174
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2008 12:49
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2013 09:38
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2174

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