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From Social Capital To Firms Networks: Some Evidence For Europe


  • colantonio emiliano

    () (dmqte - university of chieti-pescara, Faculty of Management Sciences)

  • crociata alessandro

    () (dmqte - university of chieti-pescara, Faculty of Management Sciences)

  • perrucci antonella

    () (dmqte - university of chieti-pescara, Faculty of Management Sciences)


The concept of development is not only referred to the level or to the growth rate of GDP of a country, but it concerns different aspects of individual and social life. Development leads to a changing of values, culture, behaviours and attitudes of people interested in it. That is to say that not only quantitative dimensions, but also qualitative ones became relevant in fostering development trajectories. Reasoning in these general terms a long and rich intellectual debate grow up in social sciences within which we focused the social capital and firm network debate. Social capital is a multidimensional determinant at base of the industrial district framework as the 'network capital' represent a driver of firm'(tm)s network framework. By moving from social capital, as a local development driver, to network capital, as a global development driver, the present paper analyzes the firms'(tm) networks determinants by identifying the conditions for some European countries. The methodology through which the results are obtained is the multidimensional scaling method which allows to define relations between countries in terms of proximity/distance with respect to the considered determinants providing a spatial representation of them.

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  • colantonio emiliano & crociata alessandro & perrucci antonella, 2012. "From Social Capital To Firms Networks: Some Evidence For Europe," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(2), pages 179-184, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ora:journl:v:1:y:2012:i:2:p:179-184

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    1. Fabio Sabatini, 2005. "Measuring Social Capital in Italy. An Exploratory Analysis," Development and Comp Systems 0504003, EconWPA.
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    1. colantonio emiliano & odoardi iacopo & perrucci antonella, 2014. "From Industrial Districts To Firms Networks: The Italian Case," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(2), pages 187-194, December.

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    social capital; network capital; firms'(tm) networks; multidimensional scaling;

    JEL classification:

    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification


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