International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

A Literature Review of the Effects of Social Capital --From the Personal Network Perspective
Chengke Yu, Dr. Du Junshu

From the sociologic perspective, people are not rational-economic man, but instead social man, as a consequence, the social capital will have significant effects on the organizational performance. However, there is no consistent conclusion about the relationship between social capital and its effects on performance, even no systematic, wildly accepted definition about the social capital. The aim of this article is to explore the general meanings and dimensions of social capital, and review the influences and effects of social capital on organizational performance at the individual level, network level, and organizational level from the personal network perspective.

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