The empirical studies of the biotech industries of Japan, California and Sweden would have been impossible without a great deal of help. Firms' make intentional and unintentional investments in social capital in all these fields, if still under other denominations. I enjoyed reading this book mainly because of the survey of the literature it provides. The social capital of the enterprise -- 6. This is a good reference book. Networks in the Knowledge Economy is specifically concerned with networks inside of organizations and addresses three critical areas in the study of social networks: Social Networks as Important Individual and Organizational Assets, Social Network Implications for Knowledge Creation and Sharing, and Managerial Implications of Social Networks in Organizations. The knowledge-intensive biotech industry : structures and policies -- 13.
If such a time did once - ist, it certainly does so no longer. The theoretical section discusses social capital as an economic concept, developing a theory of the social capital of the enterprise. Social capital and institutions for growth, innovation and renewal -- 11. The whole book is written in a very exciting style, which invites the reader to reflect on the new ideas expressed. The biotech industry's social capital : an empirical study -- 14. Thus, over-weak links create a heterogeneity that risks ending up as disintegration, while over-strong links create a homogeneity that generates inflexibility and resistance to change Grabher 1993; Grabher and Stark 1997. The book discusses a number of issues for further research.
The whole book is written in a very exciting style, which invites the reader to reflect on the new ideas expressed. This book is no exception to the above stated. I enjoyed reading this book mainly because of the survey of the literature it provides. Review of Social Economy, Vol. The discussion is summed up in a hypothesis saying that the transformation from a manufacturing-industrial society to a knowledge society needs a corresponding transformation of the social capital to make growth of business and renewal of the economy possible.
Policymakers involved in regional policymaking from national down to regional and local levels will also find the book to be an illuminating read. I next consulted a variety of sources, including reviews others have written, and textbooks that could re- flect both the changes and the enduring themes. I congratulate Hans Westlund for this outstanding accomplishment. The third sector also seems to have a certain but limited role in creating a favourable local environment for business. The latter is divided in three groups: production-related, environment-related and market-related social capital. Several answered, and their responses have helped shape the narrative that follows. The book is well written and sociologically relevant.
In presenting the outcomes of an important body of research, the Handbook enables knowledge policy and management practitioners to be more systematically guided in their thinking and actions. It can be divided into internal and external social capital. Scientific and scholarly work nowadays is a process impossible wi- out the existence and use of social capital. Social capital as a spatial externality -- 5. Other research has emphasized the role of social capital but there are substantial problems in empirically relating measures of social capital to regional economic development. I congratulate Hans Westlund for this outstanding accomplishment.
Social capital expressed in the form of labor market relations -- 10. While the absence of positive links or presence of negative links between actors and levels constitutes one extreme problem, the other extreme consists of over-strong links that resist necessary change. You can help correct errors and omissions. Social capital and innovation : actors and policies -- 8. The former is expressed in e. Combining explorations from urban planning, urban theory, human geography, sociology, urban design and architecture, the volume provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview, highlighting the complexities of these interactions in space and place, process and design.
A thought of the social capital of the firm is constructed and social capital's value for entrepreneurship, innovation and local improvement is analyzed. International Journal of Social Economics, 2003 forthcoming. He provides overviews of the relevant histories of the places and the industries. The theoretical part discusses social capital as an economic concept, its relation to traditional capital theory and its role as a spatial externality. It is a very helpful book not only for experienced academics and researchers but also for postgraduate and PhD students.
This book analyzes the social capital of the growing knowledge economy, from both theoretical and empirical points of view. In recent decades, many researchers have claimed that entrepreneurship is the most critical factor in sustaining regional economic growth. This allows to link your profile to this item. However, most organizations do not know how to effectively analyze this informal structure in ways that can have a positive impact on organizational performance. Research areas: Social capital, Infrastructure history and planning, Regional development strategies, Crossborder interaction, Russia's regional development. I began by outlining what I remember of my per- sonal experiences in the field. Westlund and Nilsson 2005 have presented a pilot study in which measurement of firms' investment in social capital was done by questionnaires.