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Assessing Social Capital for Organizational Performance: Initial Exploratory Insights from Ghana

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dc.creator Ofori, D.F.
dc.creator Sackey, J.
dc.date 2012-05-18T09:39:48Z
dc.date 2017-10-16T10:58:09Z
dc.date 2012-05-18T09:39:48Z
dc.date 2017-10-16T10:58:09Z
dc.date 2010
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-09T13:24:43Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-09T13:24:43Z
dc.identifier Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies 2/2 (1): 71-91
dc.identifier http://197.255.68.203/handle/123456789/1513
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1340
dc.description Social capital is a concept that describes good quality social relations that can lead to mutual benefit. The fundamental proposition of social capital theory is that networks of relationships great access to resources, especially information benefits not available to non-members of the network. This study, assessed the functions of social capital within Ghanaian organizations, described the patterns and determinants of social capital sue within organizations and explored how social capital contributes to form performance using a sample frame of forms listed in the Ghana Club 100. Questionnaire field survey supplemented by personal interviews was chosen as the most appropriate design for this investigation. Employees were sampled across the organizational hierarchy based on their responsibilities held, positions type of relationship held with others within the organization. Data was also collected on the demographic characteristics and organizational dynamics. The results shows that social capital is critical to knowledge sharing in the Ghanaian organizational dynamics. The result showed that social capital is critical to knowledge sharing in the Ghanaian organization; that it helps to get thing done and helps in the attainment of organizational objectives. The findings also suggested that three determinate variables of social capital; reciprocity, trust and institutional ties, have the most significant positive relationship with organizational performance. In view of that, the study recommends that firms take a proactive approach towards promoting, building and maintaining viable social networks within their structures in order to derive maximum benefit from it.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies
dc.subject Social Capital
dc.subject Organisational Performance
dc.subject Ghana
dc.title Assessing Social Capital for Organizational Performance: Initial Exploratory Insights from Ghana
dc.type Article


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