Managing organizational social capital through value configurations

von Schnurbein, Georg. (2014) Managing organizational social capital through value configurations. Nonprofit management and leadership, 24 (3). pp. 357-376.

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Nonprofits are said to serve as places for the reproduction of social capital. However, little is known about how to manage social capital in a nonprofit. This article presents a theory-based perspective on how to plan, execute, and measure social capital production in a nonprofit organization. By using the concept of value configurations as a method to analyze and describe the creation of organizational social capital, bonding and bridging social capital can be managed in alternative ways. In a value shop framework, the participants are more homogeneous, and growth is heavily based on referrals and reputation as well as the quality of the members. Organizations managed as value shops will foster bonding social capital. In contrast, a value network framework incorporates more likely heterogeneous, multilevel participants that add legitimacy to the network. Organizations in this framework will strengthen the evolution of bridging social capital.
Faculties and Departments:08 Cross-disciplinary Subjects > Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) > Stiftungsmanagement (von Schnurbein)
UniBasel Contributors:von Schnurbein, Georg
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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