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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