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The Theory of Social Capital in a Supply Management Context

Müller, A. H. (2014) The Theory of Social Capital in a Supply Management Context.

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Abstract:The theory of social capital has gained increasing attention over the years and shifted its focus from sociology to economics. This shift had as consequence that many more policymakers and scholars found interest in the theory and the value created by it. This also resulted in many different assumptions and propositions of the young theory. To oppose this trend and prevent the theory from becoming only a vague concept of what it once were, this paper sheds light on the history of social capital, defines the main model and portrays the development until the current day. Further it asses in how far the theory influences the area of supply chain management nowadays and its potential for the future. The established correlation between social capital and several functions of supply chain management is published within a table contained in this paper. The aforementioned serves as catalyst and directs future research into the right direction, in order to maintain a progressing and applicable theory.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
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