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Networks, trust and social capital

Shaw, E. and Stringfellow, L. (2006) Networks, trust and social capital. International Small Business Journal, 24 (4). pp. 424-427. ISSN 0266-2426

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Abstract

This collection of papers adopts a sociological perspective to discuss an area of growing entrepreneurship research interest: the social-capital, trust, networks nexus. Most chapters were originally presented at the Economic Sociology Research Network of the European Sociological Association, in Helsinki, 2001 and the book presents a refreshingly European perspective on social capital. Containing theoretical and empirical investigations, the book provides a useful introduction to concepts including social capital, trust and reciprocity while developing and extending established sociological perspectives on these.