About Social Capital

People bring to their job more than the human capital they have accumulated through years of education and experience. They also bring social capital, the resources and support they can procure through their network of relationships.

Research demonstrates that social capital affects a number of important outcomes such as individual performance, career progression, and the ability to enlist the cooperation of others to achieve organizational goals. As business becomes more global and traditional authority more diffuse, firms are paying increasing attention to how their executives develop and nurture the social capital of their networks.

This tool helps you to diagnose the social capital of your network and design strategies to develop a network that suits the challenges of your job. It comprises a questionnaire, an individual report with a comparative analysis of your network, and the opportunity to generate customized analyses online to suit your specific needs.


  • Document and analyze your network
  • Obtain personal report in PDF format
  • Generate customized and interactive reports on-line
  • Compare your network with executives around the world


  • Design and administer survey to map your corporate network
  • Manage your survey and download your data
  • Analytical support (On demand)
  • Professional consulting (On demand)


Prof. Martin Gargiulo on networking

Prof. Martin Gargiulo on networking

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References and Related Links

Books and articles for practitioners:
W. Baker. Achieving Success through Social Capital. Josey-Bass, 2000.
R. Cross and A. Parker. The Hidden Power of Social Networks. Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations. Harvard Business School Press, 2004.
D. Watts. Six Degrees, The New Science of Networks. Norton, 2003.
H. Ibarra and M. Hunter. “How Leaders Create and Use Networks”. Harvard Business Review, January 2007.
B. Uzzi and S. Dunlap. “How to build your network”. Harvard Business Review, December 2005.
R. Cross, S. Borgatti, and A. Parker. “Making invisible work visible: using social network analysis to support strategic collaboration”. California Management Review, Vol 44, No. 2 (Winter 2002).
Selected books and academic articles:
Burt, R. Structural Holes. The social Structure of Competition. Harvard University Press  (1992).
Burt, R., Brokerage and Closure. An Introduction to Social Capital. Oxford University Press (2005)
Gargiulo, M. and M. Benassi: "Trapped in your own net."  Organization Science, 11(2000):183-196. (2000).
Gargiulo, M.; G. Ertug and C. Galunic. "The two faces of control: Network closure and individual performance among knowledge workers." Administrative Science Quarterly, 54 (2009): 299–333
Granovetter, M. "Economic action and social structure: The problem of Embeddedness." American Journal of Sociology, 91 (1985): 481-510.
Ibarra, H. "Personal networks of women and minorities in management: A conceptual framework." Academy of Management Review, (1993): 18: 56-87).
Podolny, J and J. Baron "Resources and relationships: Social networks and mobility in the workplace." American Sociological Review, 62 (1997): 673-93.
Rodan, S. and C. Galunic: "More than network structure: How knowledge heterogeneity influences managerial performance and innovativeness." Strategic Management Journal, 25 (2004): 541-562 (2004).
Related links:
INSNA, the International Network for Social Network Analysis is a site for academics and practitioners using social network analysis.
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  Educational Institutions  
  • Bocconi University (Italy)
  • The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (USA)
  • IMD (Switzerland)
  • INSEAD (France/Singapore/Abu Dhabi)
  • Instituto de Empresa (Spain)
  • London Business School (United Kingdom)
  • Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (USA)
  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (USA)
  • Credit Suisse (Switzerland)
  • Infosys (India)
  • PwC Asia-Pacific (USA)
  • Shell Singapore (UK/Netherlands)
  • Sodexo USA (France)
  • ThyssenKrupps (Germany)