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

ISBN: 978-1-118-60259-1
256 pages
August 2000, Jossey-Bass
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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. Here, an expert on building connections shows how building rich social capital produces higher pay, faster promotions, better jobs, breakthrough ideas, new business opportunities, and profitable companies.You'll learn how to develop your own social capital and use it to attain your personal and professional goals and, in the process, enhance your own health and emotional well-being.
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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.

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Author Information

WAYNE 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
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