New Frontiers of Cooperation in the Economy
AbstractIn this paper I study the role of social capital in a just society. In such a world, the most fruitful first step in considering communities as economic institutions isn’t to ask what social capital might be, but to ask instead a fundamental question facing any group of people who have agreed on a joint course of action: under what contexts can the members be sanguine that the promises they have made to one another are credible? I show that answering the question leads us to a tight and useable notion of social capital in a just world.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises in its journal Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity.
Volume (Year): 1 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 (December)
cooperation; institutions; cooperative enterprises; pro-social behavior; social capital; civic capital; trust;
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- L31 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Nonprofit Institutions; NGOs
- P13 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Cooperative Enterprises
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