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Some Notes on the Concept of Social Capital: A Review of Perspectives, Definitions and Measurement

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  • Motkuri, Venkatanarayana

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This paper delves into various perspectives – philosophical, sociological, economic and financial / business or oganisational - in literature on the concept of social capital. It presents a review of the definitions in broad literature categorised under various perspectives. While doing so, the focus ultimately narrowed down to definitions of social capital in business or organisational studies.

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  • Motkuri, Venkatanarayana, 2018. "Some Notes on the Concept of Social Capital: A Review of Perspectives, Definitions and Measurement," MPRA Paper 86362, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Social Capital;

    JEL classification:

    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics
    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General
    • M51 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Firm Employment Decisions; Promotions
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification

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