TITLE

SOCIAL CAPITAL AMONG DOWNTOWN ENTREPRENEURS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES WITH DISTINCT CULTURAL DEMOGRAPHICS

AUTHOR(S)
Swinney, Jane; Runyan, Rod
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
USASBE Conference Proceedings;2008, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Paper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study examined density of networks, frequency of interaction and shared vision business to business social capital constructs in 507 businesses in two states. Half of the communities were highly indigenous and half non indigenous. Shared vision was significantly higher for business owners from indigenous communities than those from non indigenous communities. When examined by retail or service based businesses shared vision was significantly higher among service based businesses. No other construct of social capital was significantly different for community type or business type. The findings can help improve understanding the importance of building capacity and strategic partnerships within communities.
ACCESSION #
31131656

 

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