A model of social capital and access to productive resources
The paper addresses the conceptual problem of defining social capital in economic development and presents a theoretical model that concentrates on describing the role of reputation mechanisms in accessing productive resources. The present work is part of a broader research programme aimed at developing a framework for fruitfully integrating social capital research issues within development economics. What follows is a simple exposition of some basic results from one version of the model, whilst its placement vis-à-vis the existing economic, political and sociological literature is discussed elsewhere. Copyright © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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Volume (Year): 11 (1999)
Issue (Month): 7 ()
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