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Social capital in building regional innovative capability

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  • Tomi Tura
  • Vesa Harmaakorpi

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Tura T. and Harmaakorpi V. (2005) Social capital in building regional innovative capability, Regional Studies 39 , 1111-1125. The paper focuses on the relation of social capital and regional innovative capability. It examines the social nature of the innovative processes placing demands on the regional innovation environment and underlining the importance of social capital. The paper analyses the concept of social capital and problems connected to it. It introduces a conception of social capital defining it functionally as a field-specific social resource of an actor. This conception is applied to analyse social capital as a central element in enhancing regional innovative capability. The relation between social capital and innovation capability is not, however, without problems. This still controversial relation is discussed.

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Volume (Year): 39 (2005)
Issue (Month): 8 ()
Pages: 1111-1125

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Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:39:y:2005:i:8:p:1111-1125

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Keywords: Social capital; Regional innovative capability; Innovation; Valeur de l'interaction sociale; Capacite d'innovation regionale; Innovation; Sozialkapital; regionale Innovationsfahigkeit; Innovation; Capital social; Capacidad innovadora de las regiones; Innovacion; JEL classifications: O18; O31; R11; Z13;

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  1. Robert Stimson & John Western & Scott Baum & Yolanda Van Gellecum, 2003. "Measuring Community Strength and Social Capital," ERSA conference papers ersa03p521, European Regional Science Association.
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  1. Maria João Simões & Domingos Santos, 2012. "The Digital Cities and Regions Program in Portugal: a Critical Evaluation," ERSA conference papers ersa12p132, European Regional Science Association.
  2. Riccardo Crescenzi & Luisa Gagliardi & Marco Percoco, 2011. "The Bright Side of Social Capital: How 'Bridging' Makes Italian Provinces More Innovative," SERC Discussion Papers 0096, Spatial Economics Research Centre, LSE.
  3. Nadezhda Lebedeva & Ekaterina Osipova & Liubov Cherkasova, 2013. "Values and Social Capital as Predictors of Attitudes towards Innovation," HSE Working papers WP BRP 10/SOC/2013, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
  4. Satu Pekkarinen & Vesa Harmaakorpi, 2006. "Building regional innovation networks: The definition of an age business core process in a regional innovation system," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(4), pages 401-413.
  5. Riccardo Crescenzi & Luisa Gagliardi & Marco Percoco, 2013. "Social capital and the innovative performance of Italian provinces," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 45(4), pages 908-929, April.
  6. Gurrieri, Antonia Rosa, 2008. "Knowledge network dissemination in a family-firm sector," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 37(6), pages 2380-2389, December.
  7. Anne Paalanen & Vesa Harmaakorpi & Timo Pihkala, 2006. "Absorptive Capacity in Practice-Based Innovation Activities: the Case of Lahti Region, Finland," ERSA conference papers ersa06p347, European Regional Science Association.
  8. Silviya Draganinska & Rudiger Wink, 2006. "Formal Knowledge Examination Institutions: Chance Or Threat to European Medium Tech-Nology SMEs? A Cognitive and Institutional Perspective," ERSA conference papers ersa06p404, European Regional Science Association.
  9. Edward Lorenz, 2012. "Social Capital and Enterprise Innovative Performance: A Multi-Level Analysis of Developing Nations," GREDEG Working Papers 2012-11, Groupe de REcherche en Droit, Economie, Gestion (GREDEG CNRS), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.

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