Effects of Social Capital on Individual Task Performance via Knowledge Acquisition and Transformation: An Empirical Study

지식획득과 변환을 통한 사회적 자본의 업무 성과에의 영향에 대한 실증 연구

  • 손하늬 (한국과학기술원) ;
  • 한세희 (한국과학기술원 지식경영연구센터) ;
  • 허동철 (한국과학기술원) ;
  • 민진영 (한국과학기술원 경영대학) ;
  • 이희석 (한국과학기술원 경영대학)
  • Received : 2013.03.21
  • Accepted : 2013.04.24
  • Published : 2013.06.01


In a contemporary organization, the role of social capital has been increasingly important in sharpening knowledge management practices. The primary objective of this paper is to propose a research model to measure the effects of social capital on individual performance. The model also investigates the mediating mechanism of knowledge acquisition and knowledge transformation, both of which are critical in fostering an enterprise's absorptive capacity. The field data was collected from a knowledge-centric organization. The analysis result reveals that shared goal is crucial in enabling knowledge processes. Furthermore, it is found that knowledge transformation rather than knowledge acquisition is more likely to lead to individual task performance.