The development of social capital between operational academics delivering transnational collaborative programme partnerships

Bordogna, C.M. ORCID: 0000-0001-5636-4135, 2019. The development of social capital between operational academics delivering transnational collaborative programme partnerships. Studies in Higher Education. ISSN 0307-5079

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Abstract

The bonds that unite partner institutions in the delivery of shared transnational collaborative programmes are critical in the effective management of these education partnerships. A crucial component in this unification is social capital, where partners connect and develop networks, lubricated by trust, which facilitates cooperation and commitment to the venture, producing purposive and beneficial outputs. This paper explores this phenomenon by investigating the way social capital manifests between operational colleagues tasked in the delivery of collaborative joint-degree programme partnerships. Initially, the paper explores the relationship between ‘partnership’ and ‘social capital’. It then analyses three sociological perspectives of social capital, the rational, critical and democratic strains, before examining them in relation to empirical data collected from three collaborative programme partnerships. The paper concludes there is evidence of all three strains, but advocates partner institutions observe four recommendations, so to encourage the manifestation of the beneficial critical and democratic strains.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Studies in Higher Education
Creators: Bordogna, C.M.
Publisher: Routledge on behalf of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE)
Date: 12 April 2019
ISSN: 0307-5079
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10.1080/03075079.2019.1605502DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 15 Apr 2019 15:39
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2019 15:39
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/36265

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