Category Archives: Social capital

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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Social Capital and Entrepreneurship

Social Capital and Entrepreneurship provides a critical review of the concepts and principles of social capital and social networks as applied to entrepreneurship. The authors examine interesting research questions and offer a toolbox of methods to answer them. First, a … Continue reading

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Social Capital – The Key to Success for the 21st Century Organization

In the knowledge economy, content is no longer sufficient – everyone has access to a multitude of content. You cannot compete on what everyone knows. As you move up the hierarchy, it becomes more difficult to compete on individual competency … Continue reading

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Handbook of Social Capital: the troika of sociology, political science, ​and economics

Given the current global economic crisis that has its root causes in the psychology of the marketplace every bit as much as any other factor, the Handbook of Social Capital is timely, insightful, informed, informative, thoughtful and thought-provoking reading. . … Continue reading

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Social capital and political bias in knowledge sharing

The benefits of social capital for the sharing of knowledge are frequently emphasized in the literature. However, a few authors have also begun to draw our attention towards the drawbacks of social capital for the working of organizations. In particular, … Continue reading

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A Better Formula for Economic Growth: Connecting Smart Risk Takers

Build a magnificent technology park next to a research university; provide incentives for chosen businesses to locate there; add some venture capital. That is the common recipe for harnessing higher education and industry to spur economic growth as prescribed by … Continue reading

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Enhancing the Social Capital of Learning Communities by using an Ad-hoc Transient Communities Service

In online learning, communities can help to enhance learning. However, because of the dynamic nature of communities, attaining and sustaining these communities can be difficult. One aspect that has an influence on, and is influenced by these dynamics is the … Continue reading

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