Performance systems and social capital

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11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM 2014) CPH Conference

Performance systems and social capital
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Author:Grane Mikael Gregaard RASMUSSEN (Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Kasper EDWARDS
Date: 2014-08-19     Track: E - Organization & management     Session: E4 - Organizational and technological change
DOI:10.4122/dtu:2380

Performance systems and social capital are considered mutually exclusive. Contemporary studies show that social capital is essential in generating performance improvement. This raises an important question: “How do performance systems and social capital correspond?” This study draws on findings from a study on implementation of a performance system in Danish construction. The results show causalities between implementing the performance system and the emergence of social capital in construction projects. Results indicate that performance systems and social capital is not mutually exclusive, but that the effects of performance systems derive from motives for compliance, interpretations of common goals and strategic activities.