The MOSCITO project will generate new empirical insights and accumulate evidence in the form of practical organizational knowledge as to how organizations operating on an international scene can use specific communication technologies to develop, maintain , combine and exploit social capital. The project will focus on three central types of technological clusters: mobile applications, web-based applications and e-mails & messaging, and investigate how each of these clusters affects the deployment of social capital in organizations. To accomplish this objective the project will focus on each of these technological clusters to create in-depth knowledge and understanding as to how these technologies, alone and together, affect organizational social capital. F or each of these technologies the project will look into four central dimensions concerning social capital.
1. Understand and generate knowledge as to how social capital is developed in organizations by groups or individuals.
2. Develop knowledge as to the role of social capital in knowledge sharing and in fostering cooperation between local units.
3. Achieve insights as to how and in what manners different types of social capital are combined by individuals, groups and organizations.
4. Develop knowl edge as to how different types of social capital resources are exploited among groups and individuals.