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Handbook of social capital and regional development

Author: Hans Westlund; Johan Larsson
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2016] ©2016
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The role of social capital in regional development is a multifaceted topic which is studied all over the world using various methods and across numerous disciplines. A particular focus is on  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Westlund; Johan Larsson
ISBN: 1783476826 9781783476824
OCLC Number: 958447333
Description: xiv, 559 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Social capital and regional development: an introduction / Hans Westlund and Johan P. Larsson --
Social capital and networks in spatial economies / Börjie Johansson --
Part I: Aspects of Entrepreneurship. --
Local social entrepreneurship and social capital / Niels Bosma, Veronique Schutjens and Beate Volker --
Does persistence in start-up activity reflect persistence in social capital? / Michael Fritsch and Michael Wyrwich --
Women's entrepreneurship and social capital / Pia Arenius and Riika Franzén --
Dealmakers in place: social capital connections in regional entrepreneurial economies / Maryann P. Feldman and Ted Douglas Zoller --
Social capital and the economies of cities / Martin Andersson, Johan P. Larsson and Joakim Wernberg --
Indonesian entrepreneurs in the UK: a social capital perspective on challenges and opportunities of migrant entrepreneurs / Eddy Setiawan, Dessy Irawati and Roel Rutten --
Social capital, entrepreneurship and living standards: differences between migrants and the native born / Matthew Roskruge, Jacques Poot and Laura King --
Part II: Measurement and Regional Performance. --
The social capital of European regions / Emanuele Ferragina --
Social capital and regional economic performance: a study across US Metropolitan Statistical Areas / Michael F. Thompson and Timothy F. Slaper --
Social capital and income convergence in European regions / Jesús Peiró-Palomino and Emili Tortosa-Ausina --
Part III: Aspects of Regional Development. --
Challenges and opportunities for local development initiatives to influence social capital for health promotion purposes: theoretical and empirical support / Malin Eriksson and Maria Emmelin --
Social capital and rural development in Southern European regions: the case of EU-funded LEADER projects / Asimina Christoforou and Elena Pisani --
Research on social capital and regional development in China: what has been done so far and what should be done in future / Ailun Xiong and Yongjian Pu --
Part IV: Governance, Strategies and Planning. --
Social capital and regional learning governance: a Japanese perspective / Kiyoshi Kobayashi and Tsuyoshi Hatori --
Clusters as a take-off for glocal strategies: the role of social capital / Bengt Johannison, Marcela Ramírez Pasillas and Malin Lindberg --
A Habermas-inspired approach to social capital in regional planning / Roger E. Bolton --
Researchers' role in regional development: collaboration and social capital in Swedish higher education institutions / Maria Ljunggren.
Responsibility: edited by Hans Westlund KTH Royal Institute of Technology, stockholm, Sweden, Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS), Jonkoping Sweden and Institute for Developmental and Strategic Analysis (IRSA), Ljubljana, Slovenia Johan P. Larsson, Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS), Jonkoping, Sweden and Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, Stockholm, Sweden.


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