Inter-Firm Relationships and the Creation of Social Capital

Cameron GORDON, Shaun CHEAH

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The article explores inter-firm joint actions, both short and long term, using a social capital framework. The study reviews the literature on social capital generally and its application to inter-firm (or B?B! relationships specifically, finding these applications "uite limited at present. The paper then conceptuali#es a typology of joint actions firms typically engage in, their outcomes, and how they could contribute to the building of jointly owned social capital across firms. $ more formal conceptual model of the creation, accumulation and use of inter-firm social capital is then constructed to be used in future empirical testing and managerial application.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-100
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Applied Business Economics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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