Connections Count: The Power of Social Capital

Professor Mark Ebers, our current DAAD visiting scholar from Germany will present a talk on "Connections Count: The Power of Social Capital": Who you know, how you relate to those you know, and how you are positioned within your network – your social capital – importantly influence the opportunities you have in life. The talk will illuminate how and why social capital can help and constrain you in finding a job, getting a promotion, increasing your pay, gaining influence, and more. It will further show how social capital can also foster or inhibit firm performance and innovation, depending on how firms cultivate the social capital of their members and develop it over time.

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