The Role of Network Administrative Organizations in the Development of Social Capital in Inter-Organizational Food Networks

This paper is concerned with the role of network administrative organizations (NAOs) in the development of social capital in inter-organizational networks aiming at supporting their members to innovate in the food sector through interacting with one another. A multi-case study approach is used whereby three Belgian inter-organizational networks are investigated i.e. Wagralim, Réseau-Club and Flanders Food. Our study shows that there are many options available to NAOs to build social capital within the networks they are responsible for; options which we propose to categorize in three main distinct groups: creation of boundary objects, careful selection of members and effective communication.


Editor(s):
Schiefer, Gerhard
Fritz, Melanie
Issue Date:
2013-02
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 1869-6945 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/144862
Published in:
International Journal on Food System Dynamics, Volume 03, Number 3
Page range:
228-242
Total Pages:
15




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