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Building Social Capital in a Multibusiness Firm

Lessons from a Case Study

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Eva Bilhuber Galli
    Pages 1-11
  3. Eva Bilhuber Galli
    Pages 12-54
  4. Eva Bilhuber Galli
    Pages 55-79
  5. Eva Bilhuber Galli
    Pages 80-123
  6. Eva Bilhuber Galli
    Pages 124-203
  7. Eva Bilhuber Galli
    Pages 204-226
  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

About the authors

Dr. Eva Bilhuber Galli wrote her dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Günter Müller-Stewens at the Institute of Management, University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). She is the founder of human facts ag and works as a management consultant and executive coach.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Building Social Capital in a Multibusiness Firm
  • Book Subtitle Lessons from a Case Study
  • Authors Eva Bilhuber Galli
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2011
  • Publisher Name Gabler
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Business and Management (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-8349-2707-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-8349-6171-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 271
  • Number of Illustrations 22 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Human Resource Management
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