Category Archives: Social capital

Social capital, relational embeddedness and regional development

This paper presents the results of a research project examining the effects of social capital on the performance of small‐ and medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs) in 12 UK regions. It first investigates the association between performance and social capital use at … Continue reading

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Social Capital as a Health Resource in Later Life: The Relevance of Context

This book examines the social aspects of healthy aging for older individuals. It features more than 15 papers that explore the relevance of the social environment for health on the micro, meso, and macro-level. Overall, the book applies a comprehensive … Continue reading

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Networked Urbanism: Social Capital in the City

Despite considerable interest in social capital amongst urban policymakers and academics alike, there is currently little direct focus on its urban dimensions. In this volume leading urban researchers from the Netherlands, the UK, the USA, Australia, Italy and France explore … Continue reading

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Social Centres and the New Cooperativism of the Common

In recent years a network of self-managed social centres has been spreading across the UK and further afield. They take their inspiration from an array of previous experiments in autonomous space, including the centri sociali in Italy and the Autonome … 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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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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