Innovation and Social Capital in Organizational Ecosystems

Innovation and Social Capital in Organizational Ecosystems

Brychan Thomas (University of South Wales, UK) and Lyndon Murphy (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK)
Projected Release Date: March, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 300
ISBN13: 9781522577218|ISBN10: 1522577211|EISBN13: 9781522577225|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7721-8


Social capital as a concept, is a comparatively recent addition to the regional economic and innovation literature. Facets of social capital are generally acknowledged to include trust, collaboration, cooperation, bridging and bonding social network ties, and reciprocity. Nevertheless, forms of social capital such as bonding and bridging social capital, are less frequently explored in the literature.

Innovation and Social Capital in Organizational Ecosystems breaks down the concept of innovation into its main components, which represent a spectrum of innovation activity from technology-based innovation to hidden and social innovation, in order to support executives concerned with innovation and social capital in different work communities and environments. Highlighting a range of topics including regional development, social innovation, network capital, and more, this book is ideally designed for researchers, professionals, students, policymakers, and practitioners.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Economic Regeneration
  • Hidden/Social Innovation
  • Human Capital Development
  • Innovation Activity
  • Innovation/Social Capital
  • Network Capital
  • Organizational Ecosystems
  • Reciprocity
  • Regional Development
  • Social Network Ties

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Brychan Thomas is a Visiting Professor in Innovation Policy at the University of South Wales, a Doctoral Supervisor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Gloucestershire, and an Examiner for the International Baccalaureate Business and Management Diploma. He has a Science degree and an MSc in the Social Aspects of Science and Technology from Aston University and a PhD in Science and Technology Policy, CNAA, London. Before retiring in October 2012, he was Reader in Innovation Policy at the University of Glamorgan Business School. He has over 390 publications in the areas of science communication, entrepreneurship and innovation and small business - including 134 refereed journal articles and 130 refereed conference papers. His books include Triple Entrepreneurial Connection: College, Government and Industry (2000), E-Commerce Adoption and Small Business in the Global Marketplace: Tools for Optimization (2010, co-editor), Innovation and Small Business, Volumes 1 and 2 (2011, co-editor), author of Technology-Based Entrepreneurship (2013), and co-editor of Academic Working Lives: Experience, Practice and Change (hardback 2014, paperback 2015).