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Conceptual framework: rethinking the link

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The five case studies presented in Chapter 3 serve as input to explore the relationship between learning processes in networks and to determine how specific characteristics of social capital support knowledge productivity. The conclusions of the cross-case analysis and the reflection on the selected method are useful input for the design of the conceptual framework in this chapter. The following sections present the findings that serve as input for the design of the conceptual framework. This is done by reflecting on the main research variables of this study: social learning processes, knowledge productivity, social capital and network as unit of analysis. The chapter concludes with the refined research objectives, a revised conceptual framework and a set of research questions.


  • Social Capital
  • Conceptual Framework
  • Social Learning
  • Knowledge Productivity
  • Work Process

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de jong, T. (2010). Conceptual framework: rethinking the link. In: Linking social capital to knowledge productivity. Bohn Stafleu van Loghum, Houten.

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