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Handbook of Social Capital and Regional Development


  • Hans Westlund
  • Johan P. Larsson


The role of social capital in regional development is a multifaceted topic which is studied all over the world using various methods and across numerous disciplines. It has long been evident that social capital is important for regional development, however, it is less clear how this works in practice. Do all types of social capital have the same effects and are different kinds of regions impacted in the same way? This book is the first to offer an overview of this rapidly expanding field of research and to thoroughly analyse the complex issue of social capital and regional development.

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  • Hans Westlund & Johan P. Larsson (ed.), 2016. "Handbook of Social Capital and Regional Development," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 15884, Summer.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:eebook:15884

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    1. Ana Kopren & Hans Westlund, 2021. "Bridging versus Bonding Social Capital in Entrepreneurs’ Networks: The Case of Post-Conflict Western Balkans," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 13(6), pages 1-18, March.
    2. Tüzin Baycan & Özge Öner, 2023. "The dark side of social capital: a contextual perspective," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 70(3), pages 779-798, June.
    3. Hamed Fallah Tafti & Seyyed Habibollah Mirghafoori & Farzaneh Eslami Farimani, 2020. "Analyzing the Mediating Role of IT on Relationship Between Social Capital and Individual Performance in Organization," Journal of the Knowledge Economy, Springer;Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), vol. 11(1), pages 305-320, March.
    4. Margo P. M. Enthoven & Aleid E. Brouwer, 2020. "Investigating spatial concentration of sustainable restaurants: It is all about good food!," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 64(3), pages 575-594, June.

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