Dynamics of Personal Social Capital and Its Influence on Employee Growth in Organizations: A Cross Sectorial Analysis

  • Mohammed-Aminu SandaEmail author
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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1209)


This study explored how personal social capital influences employee growth in different industrial sectors in Ghana. This is informed by the prevailing argument on the need for knowledge generation on the role of social capital on employee growth, and which dynamics continue to gain currency in human resource management research. Using data from the banking, telecommunication and media sectors, it was found that the social interdependence between workers and other colleagues, information from their personal social networks, their personal relationships with colleagues that encourage the prevalence of trustful work environments, and the personal relationships they develop with others during social gatherings are all predictive of workers’ personal social capital that contribute variously in enhancing their professional growth in the work environments of different industrial sectors. It is concluded that the incorporation of workers’ personal social capital in organizations’ human resource management systems will help add value to their productiveness.


Social capital Personal social capital Employee growth Banking sector Telecommunication sector Media sector 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Ghana Business SchoolLegonGhana
  2. 2.Luleå University of TechnologyLuleåSweden

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