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Dinner Speech - Olaf Rank


The Bright and the Dark Side of Social Capital

Prof. Dr. Olaf Rank
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg 

The Bright and the Dark Side of Social Capital
Wann 03.05.2017
von 17:30 bis 18:00
Wo FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, Seminarraum
Kontakttelefon +49 (0)761 203-97600
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Networking has become an increasingly important aspect of employees’ activities, and companies actively try to support the interconnectedness of their employees by various means. In my talk, I will discuss the emergence of social capital based on the positions individual employees occupy within the collaborative networks of their firms. Building on three empirical studies, I will discuss the advantages social capital may offer to employees while also highlighting the potential downsides of extensive social capital. Finally, I will provide directions for firms on how to adequately consider the effects of employees' network embeddedness.