The Effect of CoP on Social Capital and Organizational Performance from Yuhan-Kimberly, POSCO and HIRA

CoP 활동이 사회적 자본과 조직성과에 미치는 영향 : 유한킴벌리, 포스코, 건강보험심사원 사례를 중심으로

  • Received : 2010.09.04
  • Accepted : 2010.09.25
  • Published : 2010.09.01


The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of human resource development policies and practices on social capital and organizational performance. To serve the purpose, we focused on the effects of communities of practice (CoP) to social capital and suggested best practices of CoP from the aspect of social capital. Specifically, we considered new kinds of social capital such as social innovation capital and social integration capital as well as traditional social capital classified into structural, relational, and cognitive capital, Where, social innovation and social integration capital represent corporate's social capacity to innovate and corporate social responsibility (CSR). And then we conducted a multiple case study on Yuhan-Kimberly, POSCO, and HIRA. From the result, we identified that CoP activities have a positive effect on social capital and organizational performance.