Dimensions of social capital and firm competitiveness improvement: The mediating role of information sharing

Wei Ping WU*

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Abstract

This study investigates the mediating role of information sharing in the relationships between dimensions of social capital and firm competitiveness, thereby positing a possible explanation for the divergent empirical results of the social capital-performance relationship in the existing literature. The study uses a sample of 108 Hong Kong-based Chinese family-owned firms from the manufacturing sector. Largely supporting the theoretical predictions, the results from multiple regression and structural equation model tests show that information sharing plays a mediating role in the relationships between three dimensions of social capital (trust, network ties, and repeated transactions) and firm competitiveness improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-146
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Management Studies
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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