The human factor in social capital management: The owner-manager perspective

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/555973
Title:
The human factor in social capital management: The owner-manager perspective
Authors:
Manning, Paul C.
Abstract:
This book investigates the management of social capital processes as they are accomplished-understood, experienced and shaped-by owner-managers. The aim of the book is to develop a deeper understanding of the management of social capital processes, to achieve a greater congruence between real-life perspectives and experiences and social capital literature. The book argues that social capital is situational, and in the economic situation the theory has been bounded by rational choice framing assumptions. The research problem is that claims for the universality of the economic way of looking at life, and for looking at social capital processes are over-stated. Predicated on this insight the research investigates economic notions of rationality, and low and non-rationality, as well as their inter-dependence in the management of social capital processes. The research follows a qualitative approach for data collection, with flexible pre-coding to guide the research where to look, while retaining an inductive openness to emergent data. The research population is drawn from SME owner-managers in the service and retail sectors, who were researched over two years using semi-structured interviews, observation, and by researcher participant observation. The research presents a number of contributions to knowledge. First, the research offers an in-depth, single source review explicating the meaning of the economic form of social capital, with reference to its intellectual antecedents, conceptual debates and key theoretical authors. The second (emergent research) contribution is to identify the significance of ethics and autodidactic reading for managing social capital processes. The third (theoretical) contribution argues for an expanded social capital perspective, beyond the prevailing and over-confident rational framing assumptions, and also for a new holistic ontological understanding. The fourth contribution is to identify a number of generic processes that can guide the management of social capital processes.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Bingley: Emerald, 2015
Publisher:
Emerald
Publication Date:
Jan-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/555973
DOI:
10.1108/JHOM-01-2012-0005
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com
Type:
Book
Language:
en
Description:
This is the author's version of a book published by Emerald, 2015.
Series/Report no.:
Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability; 9
ISSN:
2043-9059
ISBN:
9781784415846
Appears in Collections:
Chester Business School

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dc.contributor.authorManning, Paul C.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-28T16:15:49Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-28T16:15:49Zen
dc.date.issued2015-01en
dc.identifier.citationBingley: Emerald, 2015en
dc.identifier.isbn9781784415846en
dc.identifier.issn2043-9059en
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/JHOM-01-2012-0005en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/555973en
dc.descriptionThis is the author's version of a book published by Emerald, 2015.en
dc.description.abstractThis book investigates the management of social capital processes as they are accomplished-understood, experienced and shaped-by owner-managers. The aim of the book is to develop a deeper understanding of the management of social capital processes, to achieve a greater congruence between real-life perspectives and experiences and social capital literature. The book argues that social capital is situational, and in the economic situation the theory has been bounded by rational choice framing assumptions. The research problem is that claims for the universality of the economic way of looking at life, and for looking at social capital processes are over-stated. Predicated on this insight the research investigates economic notions of rationality, and low and non-rationality, as well as their inter-dependence in the management of social capital processes. The research follows a qualitative approach for data collection, with flexible pre-coding to guide the research where to look, while retaining an inductive openness to emergent data. The research population is drawn from SME owner-managers in the service and retail sectors, who were researched over two years using semi-structured interviews, observation, and by researcher participant observation. The research presents a number of contributions to knowledge. First, the research offers an in-depth, single source review explicating the meaning of the economic form of social capital, with reference to its intellectual antecedents, conceptual debates and key theoretical authors. The second (emergent research) contribution is to identify the significance of ethics and autodidactic reading for managing social capital processes. The third (theoretical) contribution argues for an expanded social capital perspective, beyond the prevailing and over-confident rational framing assumptions, and also for a new holistic ontological understanding. The fourth contribution is to identify a number of generic processes that can guide the management of social capital processes.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCritical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainabilityen
dc.relation.ispartofseries9en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.comen
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dc.subjectsocial capitalen
dc.subjectowner-manageren
dc.subjectsmall and medium enterprisesen
dc.subjectentrepreneurshipen
dc.subjectsocial network theoryen
dc.subjectrational choiceen
dc.titleThe human factor in social capital management: The owner-manager perspectiveen
dc.typeBooken
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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