Does Social Capital Improve Labour Productivity in Small and Medium Enterprises?
AbstractThis paper carries out an empirical assessment of the relationship between social capital and labour productivity in small and medium enterprises in Italy. By means of structural equations models, the analysis investigates the effect of different aspects of the multifaceted concept of social capital. While the bonding social capital of strong family ties seems to be irrelevant, the bridging social capital of weak ties connecting friends and acquaintances is proved to exert a significant and positive influence both on labour productivity and on human development.
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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 11 Dec 2005
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Labour productivity; Small and medium enterprises; Social capital; Social networks; Structural equations models;
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- O18 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
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