Social Capital in the Knowledge Economy: Theory and Empirics / Edition 1

Social Capital in the Knowledge Economy: Theory and Empirics / Edition 1

by Hans Westlund
     
 

ISBN-10: 354035364X

ISBN-13: 9783540353645

Pub. Date: 09/25/2006

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This book analyzes the social capital of the growing knowledge economy, from both theoretical and empirical points of view. The theoretical section discusses social capital as an economic concept, developing a theory of the social capital of the enterprise. The empirical section compares aspects of the social capital of three different socio-economic systems:

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Overview

This book analyzes the social capital of the growing knowledge economy, from both theoretical and empirical points of view. The theoretical section discusses social capital as an economic concept, developing a theory of the social capital of the enterprise. The empirical section compares aspects of the social capital of three different socio-economic systems: the US, Japan and Sweden. The book discusses a number of issues for further research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540353645
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
09/25/2006
Series:
Advances in Spatial Science Series
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Social Capital as an Economic Concept.- Social Capital as Capital in the Economic Sense.- Social Capital as a Spatial Externality.- The Social Capital of the Enterprise.- Social Capital and Entrepreneurship.- Social Capital and Innovation: Actors and Policies.- Why Compare Sweden, Japan and USA/California?.- Social Capital Expressed in the Form of Labor Market Relations.- Social Capital and Institutions for Growth, Innovation and Renewal.- Civil Society’s Social Capital.- The Knowledge-Intensive Biotech Industry: Structures and Policies.- The Biotech Industry’s Social Capital: An Empirical Study.- Some Forward Looking Comments.

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