Social Capital and the Use of ICTs by Small-Scale Entrepreneurs in Soweto, South Africa
AbstractInformation and Communication Technologies (ICTs) play a key role in starting and operating small-scale businesses. In Soweto, South Africa, mobile phones have sparked the creation of new business models and strategies among entrepreneurs. Their use is shown to help maintain relationships and build trust between businesses and clients, thus contributing to individuals' social capital.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by IDATE, Com&Strat dept. in its journal Communications & Strategies.
Volume (Year): 2 (2012)
Issue (Month): 86 (2nd quarter)
social capital; South Africa; Soweto; mobile phones; strategies;
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