Group Social Capital and Group Effectiveness: The Role of Informal Socializing Ties

Myung-Ho Chung, Hongseok Oh, Giuseppe Labianca

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Abstract

This study introduces the concept of group social capital, which is the configuration of group members’ social relationships within a group and in the social structure of a broader organization, and tests the proposition that group effectiveness is maximized via optimal configurations of different conduits for such capital. These conduits include intragroup closure relationships and bridging relationships that span vertical and horizontal intergroup boundaries. Results from our 60-team field study of informal socializing ties provide empirical support.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)860-875
JournalAcademy of Management Journal
Volume47
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2004

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