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Social Capital, Embeddedness, and Market Interactions: An Analysis of Firm Performance in UK Regions
March 1, 2007... Abstract This article presents results of a research project examining the effects of social capital on small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) performance. The first main part of the article is a review of literature of relevance to the study. The second part reports the main quantitative...
The Moment of Truth-Reconstructing Entrepreneurship and Social Capital in the Eye of the Storm
March 1, 2007... Abstract There are many images of entrepreneurship which all pay attention to the importance of social capital. Nevertheless, these understandings of entrepreneurship do not tell us about the capabilities and social ingenuity that people hit by a natural or man-made catastrophe may evoke. We...
Social Capital, Institutions and Trust
March 1, 2007... Abstract This paper analyzes the relations between social capital, institutions, and trust. These concepts are full of ambiguity and confusion. This paper attempts to dissolve some of the confusion, by distinguishing trust and control, and analyzing institutional and relational conditions of...
Reflections on the Use of Social Capital
March 1, 2007... Abstract The paper provides a framework for reviewing developments in thinking about social capital over the last decade and for assessing future prospects. It argues for giving particular value to social capital as a phenomenon (conceptual and empirical) which is most effective when viewed in...
Beyond Social Capital: A Critical Approach
March 1, 2007... SOCIAL CAPITAL IN ECONOMIC RESEARCH Social capital has been a contested notion among economists since its inception in economic literature in the mid-1990s. Its origins are in sociology, but economists have adapted it to make it consistent with economic concepts such as human capital and...