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Is social capital useful for explaining economic development in Polish regions?


Is social capital useful for explaining economic development in Polish regions?

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dc.contributor.author Działek, Jarosław [SAP13015232] pl
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-25T10:36:37Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-25T10:36:37Z
dc.date.issued 2014 pl
dc.identifier.issn 0435-3684 pl
dc.identifier.uri http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/7932
dc.language eng pl
dc.rights Dodaję tylko opis bibliograficzny *
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dc.title Is social capital useful for explaining economic development in Polish regions? pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.description.physical 177-193 pl
dc.description.additional Bibliogr. s. 191-193 pl
dc.abstract.en The concept of social capital is widely perceived as a promising tool for explaining differences in economic development between countries and regions. According to this theory, weak links (bridging social capital) and social trust in an area favour its better access to other forms of capital, that is, economic and human capital. However, strong links (bonding social capital) may stifle creativity and entrepreneurship. Since the vast majority of research on the impact of social capital on economic development focuses on highly developed Western European countries, it seems particularly interesting to evaluate the usefulness of this approach when applied to post-communist countries with their different experiences. The objective of this article is to identify the spatial variation of different forms of social capital in regions of Poland and then to test a hypothesis on the impact of this capital on regional economic development. The results demonstrate that despite the existing differences between regions there are no significant relationships between levels of social capital and economic development. This may be explained either by low social capital levels or by the overall degree of Polish economic development. pl
dc.subject.en social capital pl
dc.subject.en economic development pl
dc.subject.en economic growth pl
dc.subject.en Poland pl
dc.subject.en post-communism pl
dc.description.volume 96 pl
dc.description.number 2 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/geob.12044 pl
dc.identifier.eissn 1468-0467 pl
dc.title.journal Geografiska Annaler. Series B, Human Geography pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.participation Działek, Jarosław: 100%; pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Biologii i Nauk o Ziemi : Instytut Geografii i Gospodarki Przestrzennej pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.rights.original bez licencji pl
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