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Achieving Success Through Social Capital : Tapping Hidden Resources in Your Personal and Business Networks

Achieving Success Through Social Capital : Tapping Hidden Resources in Your Personal and Business Networks - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0787953096

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ISBN13: 978-0787953096
ISBN10: 0787953091
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Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
Published: 2000
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Achieving Success Through Social Capital : Tapping Hidden Resources in Your Personal and Business Networks - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0787953096

Wayne E. Baker

ISBN13: 978-0787953096
ISBN10: 0787953091
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

A Book in the University of Michigan Business School Series You can build it. You can use it. You'll prosper if you do. Discover a step-by-step program for tapping the hidden resources in your business, professional, and personal networks: your social capital. Rich social capital produces higher pay, faster promotions, better jobs, breakthrough ideas, new business opportunities, and profitable companies. Good networks are vital for good health, emotional well-being, and a meaningful life, even a longer life.
In this empowering book, an expert on networks guides you through the process of evaluating, building, and using your social capital. Among the wealth of practical advice the author delivers, you'll discover:

  • Why social capital is so important today
  • The strengths and weaknesses of your networks
  • The types of networks that yield the best results
  • Thirty proven practices to build entrepreneurial networks
  • How to use social capital ethically and invoke the power of reciprocity
  • How to energize your firm by building social capital as a core competence
  • How to thrive in the Network Society

Features:

Achieving Success Through Social Capital shows job-seekers, managers, and executives how to evaluate the quality of their social capital (not just the quantity of the contacts) and to develop it to meet their own goals and the goals of their companies.

Author Bio

Baker, Wayne E. : University of Michigan

Wayne E. Baker is professor of organizational behavior at the University of Michigan Business School. He puts his knowledge into action through his work with HUMAX Corporation, an assessment and training firm specializing in personal and organizational development. In addition to his business bestseller, "Networking Smart," he has published numerous articles on business and social networks. He leads workshops and gives lectures around the world on the power of social capital.Email: wayneb@HUMAXnetworks.com

Table of Contents

What is Social Capital, and Why Should You Care About It?
Evaluating Social Capital
Building Entrepreneurial Networks
Using Social Capital
Building Social Capital As an Organizational Competence
The Network Organization Blueprint
Conclusion