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Ludmila Pochebut1, Vera Chiker1, Natalia Volkova2, Svetlana Gurieva1
  • 1 St. Petersburg State University, Russian Federation, 199034, St. Petersburg, Universitetskaja nab., buld.7/9
  • 2 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 16 Soyuza Pechatnikov Str., Saint Petersburg, 190008, Russian Federation

Methodological evidence of studying organizational social capital (in Russian)

2021. Vol. 11. No. 1. P. 8–24 [issue contents]
The current paper continues a run of articles prepared by the authors concerning the theory and methodology of studying organizational social capital. Purpose. The purpose of the article is to methodically study this complex social phenomenon. Approach. The logic of methodological researchis a consistent transition from the general to the private: consideration of the general methodological problems of research; the description of the basic scientific paradigms of social psychology; the analysis of methodological approaches to the study of the social capital of the organization; the definition of social space, which consists of different types of capital; with the obsession with the concept of “social capital” is laid down in the term P. Bourdieu “habitus” as a system of social dispositions. The research methodology was analyzed under two scientific paradigms, namely, American and Western-European ones. In the latter paradigm, the methodological way of understanding is about studying a subjective experiencing sense of actions and relationships with people. Three methodological approaches are considered for studying organizational social capital, namely, economic, sociological and social-psychological ones. Findings. Conclusions of the current methodological study established the following. 1. In modern organizational psychology, the contradictions between the oretical andempirical psychology are commonly spread in studying organizational social capital. 2. From the methodological standpoint, studying social capital is more meaningful under understanding paradigm. 3. The term «habitus» developed by P. Bourdieu can logically describe dispositions of social capital suchas trust, commitment of organizational goals and values, social relationships and creating companyreputation. Originality. Originality is the strong scientific evidence of the content and structure of social organizational capital.

Citation: Pochebut L., Chiker V., Volkova N., Gurieva S. (2021) Metodologicheskoe obosnovanie izucheniya sotsial'nogo kapitala organizatsii [Methodological evidence of studying organizational social capital]. Organizacionnaâ psihologiâ (Organizational Psychology), vol. 11, no 1, pp. 8-24 (in Russian)
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