Building Social Capital in a Multibusiness Firm

Lessons from a Case Study

  • Authors
  • Eva Bilhuber Galli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Eva Bilhuber Galli
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  3. Eva Bilhuber Galli
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  4. Eva Bilhuber Galli
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  5. Eva Bilhuber Galli
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  6. Eva Bilhuber Galli
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  7. Eva Bilhuber Galli
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 227-271

About this book


Realizing synergies across different businesses is a mulitbusiness firm’s generic strategic challenge. Eva Bilhuber Galli investigates the role of social capital in cross-business collaboration and how to build it effectively with leadership development practices. Studying a case of a large multibusiness firm, she comes to counter-intuitive conclusions: 1) Not all types of cross-business collaboration require the same intensity level of social capital. 2) To build strong forms of social capital, single networking events seem to fall short. The alignment of practices over time needs to be considered.


Corporate Management Management & Leadership Development Strategic Human Resources Management Strategic Process Management Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2011
  • Publisher Name Gabler
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8349-2707-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8349-6171-6
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