SOCIAL CAPITAL AND KNOWLEDGE CREATION: DIMINISHING RETURNS OF THE NUMBER AND STRENGTH OF EXCHANGE RELATIONSHIPS. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • This study analyzed the relationship between social capital and knowledge creation at the individual level. Our limited theory of knowledge creation encompasses the number and strength of the relationships that a person maintains. Hypothesis tests in a sample of biomedical research scientists strongly supported predictions. As relationships increased in number, returns to knowledge creation diminished. Increased interactions with a single other showed a similar effect. The strength of interpersonal relations had a higher marginal effect on knowledge creation than the number of relations.

published proceedings

  • Academy of Management Journal

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • McFadyen, M. A., & Cannella, A. A.

citation count

  • 438

complete list of authors

  • McFadyen, MA||Cannella, AA

publication date

  • October 2004