Reflections on the 2015 decade award-social capital, networks, and knowledge transfer: An emergent stream of research

Andrew Inkpen, Eric W K Tsang

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    16 Scopus citations


    We reflect on our 2005 article, "Social Capital, Networks, and Knowledge Transfer," which received the Academy of Management Review Decade Award in 2015. We first discuss the origin of the idea for the paper and how it evolved during the rigorous review process. Then we identify the reasons for the article's high number of citations by scholars worldwide and trace the research advances that have occurred since it was published. We show that research on the three main concepts in the article has expanded to a wide range of fields, far beyond the management discipline. In particular, a stream of research building on the framework proposed in the article has emerged.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)573-588
    Number of pages16
    JournalAcademy of Management Review
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Oct 1 2016


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
    • Strategy and Management
    • Management of Technology and Innovation

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