Category Archives: Social capital

How Social Capital facilitates Innovation

The literature supports the importance of social capital for the development of innovation capabilities but pays little attention to how this process takes place. Further, most research assumes a homogeneous level of social capital inside an organization and concentrates mainly … Continue reading

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The role of internal Social Capital in Organisational Innovation

Using a sample of 172 Spanish family firms and two responders per firm, consisting of a family member and a non-family member (344 returned questionnaires), we examine the effects of internal social capital on organizational innovation. Building on the relational, … Continue reading

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Innovation in Socio-Cultural Context

Innovation – the process of obtaining, understanding, applying, transforming, managing and transferring knowledge – is a result of human collaboration, but it has become an increasingly complex process, with a growing number of interacting parties involved. Lack of innovation is … Continue reading

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Building bridging Social Capital in a Divided Society: the role of Participatory Citizenship Education

Participatory citizenship education has been highlighted as a strategy to promote social cohesion in divided societies whereby collaborations with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and inter-school links have been proposed as tools to improve social networks between schools and communities. This article … Continue reading

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Function and Functional Explanation in Social Capital Theory: A Philosophical Appraisal

Social capital is frequently offered up as a variable to explain such educational outcomes as academic attainment, drop-out rates and cognitive development. Yet, despite its popularity amongst social scientists, social capital theory remains the object of some scepticism, particularly in … Continue reading

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Teaching Mindfulness to Children

Mindfulness, which features focused awareness training, is increasing in popularity among mental health  professionals. Mindfulness training emphasizes focused attention to internal and external experiences in the present moment of time, without judgment. While mindfulness interventions have been used in treatments … Continue reading

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Social and Cultural Capital in Creativity

A great part of creative activities arises from the interactions between individuals and their sociocultural environments. The aim of this article is to explore the relationship between learners’ creativity and their social and cultural capital. The findings of the present study … Continue reading

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Resilience Theory, Social Capital of Neighborhoods and Adolescence

Many studies show cause or correlation between community characteristics and neighborhood qualities with juvenile delinquency, crime, poor academic achievement, and many other negative consequences. Although this perspective of human development within multiple contexts that influence youth and families is beneficial, … Continue reading

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The Creation and Destruction of Social Capital – Entrepreneurship, Cooperative Movements and Institutions

The book offers a coherent historical and interdisciplinary perspective on social capital that is illustrated through the emergence and decline of cooperative movements in Denmark (and Poland). The strength of the book lies in its ability to provide an interdisciplinary … Continue reading

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