A long rich intellectual debate grew up in social sciences focusing the qualitative dimension of socioeconomic development. We based our paper within the stream of research focused on network as economic interaction in a social context. Network as socioeconomic structure could be powerful category fostering development trajectories. Hence several aspects of social life as changing of value; culture, behaviours and attitudes of people become more and more relevant: among them, social capital became a more and more debated issue. In that way the present paper analyses the firms’ networks determinants by identifying the conditions for EU27 countries, by moving from social capital, as a local development driver, to network capital, as a global development driver. 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.

FROM SOCIAL CAPITAL TO NETWORK CAPITAL: SOME EVIDENCE FOR EUROPE

crociata a.;
2012

Abstract

A long rich intellectual debate grew up in social sciences focusing the qualitative dimension of socioeconomic development. We based our paper within the stream of research focused on network as economic interaction in a social context. Network as socioeconomic structure could be powerful category fostering development trajectories. Hence several aspects of social life as changing of value; culture, behaviours and attitudes of people become more and more relevant: among them, social capital became a more and more debated issue. In that way the present paper analyses the firms’ networks determinants by identifying the conditions for EU27 countries, by moving from social capital, as a local development driver, to network capital, as a global development driver. 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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