The Importance of Building Social Capital

Abstract:Maintaining the integrity of the supply chain is critical in times of economic instability. An investment in social capital among organizations within the supply chain is mutually beneficial. The affinity group provides a strategy for developing interorganizational social capital by providing opportunities to build relationships with individuals in similar positions in other organizations within the supply chain. Social capital is enhanced by connecting links in the supply chain that allow members to share information, facilitate creative problem solving, build trust, and create group identity critical to surviving a …

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