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Bridging and bonding forms of social capital in a regional strategic network
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies. Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden .ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7156-5020
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies.
Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden.
2011 (English)In: Industrial Marketing Management, ISSN 0019-8501, E-ISSN 1873-2062, Vol. 40, no 6, 994-1003 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research on networks emphasizes the importance of bonds between actors. Social reciprocity strengthens network bonds, which is assumed to have positive effects on business relationships between firms. However,the importance of weak ties is also stressed in network research. An important policy issue is therefore if more attention should be devoted to the creation of bridges to other social groups and loosening bonds between network actors. The difficulty in doing so is described and analyzed in this article focusing on a regional strategic network, which is viewed in three network perspectives. Interview data were collected from all participating managers in a regional strategic network in 2004 and 2010. The findings shed light upon the paradox of using a regional strategic network to counteract over-embeddedness and freeing the involved actors from existing network lock-ins instead of further strengthening such social institutions.

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2011. Vol. 40, no 6, 994-1003 p.
Keyword [en]
Social capital; Bridging; Bonding; Regional strategic networks; Dependence-oriented culture
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-10487DOI: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2011.06.040ISI: 000295861700018Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-80052270790OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-10487DiVA: diva2:444084
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IMP Group Conference on Business Networks - Global, Regional and Local, 2010, Budapest, Hungary
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SLIM
Available from: 2011-09-27 Created: 2011-09-27 Last updated: 2015-01-23Bibliographically approved

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