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Shared capitalism, social capital, and intra-organizational dynamics

Shared capitalism, social capital, and intra-organizational dynamics The purpose of this paper is to explore employee participation in ownership and control in a modern corporation and its impacts on intra-organizational social capital and workplace dynamics.Design/methodology/approachUsing the National Bureau of Economic Research Shared Capitalism Survey, it explores the varieties of organizational governance and tests the effects of shared capitalist programs and policies via multivariate regression analyses.FindingsIt presents empirical support for the main working hypothesis that employee participation in ownership and control enhances worker trust for the firm, which in turn promotes commitment to performance and innovation at workplace.Practical implicationsThe empirical findings here imply that scaling worker participation can enhance productivity potentials of a firm.Originality/valueAbove all, this paper takes a look at shared capitalism and workplace participation in decision making through the lens of social capital. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership Emerald Publishing

Shared capitalism, social capital, and intra-organizational dynamics

Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership , Volume 1 (2/3): 18 – Nov 6, 2018

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2514-7641
DOI
10.1108/jpeo-02-2018-0005
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore employee participation in ownership and control in a modern corporation and its impacts on intra-organizational social capital and workplace dynamics.Design/methodology/approachUsing the National Bureau of Economic Research Shared Capitalism Survey, it explores the varieties of organizational governance and tests the effects of shared capitalist programs and policies via multivariate regression analyses.FindingsIt presents empirical support for the main working hypothesis that employee participation in ownership and control enhances worker trust for the firm, which in turn promotes commitment to performance and innovation at workplace.Practical implicationsThe empirical findings here imply that scaling worker participation can enhance productivity potentials of a firm.Originality/valueAbove all, this paper takes a look at shared capitalism and workplace participation in decision making through the lens of social capital.

Journal

Journal of Participation and Employee OwnershipEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 6, 2018

Keywords: Social capital; Organizational trust; Shared capitalism; Workplace participation

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