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Associate Professor Paul Haynes

Lecturer in the School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London

Certificate of attendance available

According to Ben Fine: “social capital is to social science as McDonald’s is to gourmet food” (Fine 2010: 21). While this is not exactly a great endorsement, it suggests that they are comprised of the same entities, which offers the possibility, at least, to conceptualise what can be done to make the social capital concept more appetising for social theorists. This presentation begins by identifying some of the weaknesses of the social capital concept and offers an approach with which to address these limitations. Using insights from the work of Deleuze and Guattari (but not DeLanda!), social capital can be retrofitted into social assemblages. This promises to give more specificity to the structure of social capital and more insight into the mechanisms through which assemblages are shaped.

About the presenter:

Paul Haynes teaches Marketing at the School of Business and Management, Royal Holloway, University of London.  His core research interests include the impact of networks and networking on innovation and marketing practices (branding, social innovation, technology, money, etc.).  He previously worked at Cambridge University researching new energy technologies.  Paul holds an MA from Warwick University and a PhD from Lancaster University, with a thesis on non-linear dynamics and new technologies. He has held post-doctoral positions at Trinity College, Dublin, and the Saïd Business School, Oxford University and a Lecturer position at Pembroke College, Cambridge.


About Our Webinar Series

This event is part of our regular webinar sessions for social capital researchers including PhD/master students. These sessions include invited presentations from prominent scholars as well as presentations by PhD students and experts in professional practice.

For social capital researchers, these sessions are an opportunity to hear about the latest social capital research and insights from scholars working on the concept. They can be a great way to connect with people, to get advice, discuss ideas or issues, get suggestions for literature to read, or you can just listen.

Are you researching social capital and want to present your research? Click here for more information and to submit a proposal.

Generally, presentations can be 20 to 30 mins. The content of your presentation will depend on your research stage.

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