Social capital: a fad or a fundamental concept?

@inproceedings{Ostrom2005SocialCA,
  title={Social capital: a fad or a fundamental concept?},
  author={Elinor Ostrom},
  year={2005}
}
Social capital is an essential complement to the concepts of natural, physical and human capital and can be usedfor beneficial or harmful ends-or simply be allowed to dissipate. While allforms of capital are essentialfor development, none of them are sufficient in and of themselves. In this paper, Ifocus first on the concept of human-made capital and examine some of the essential similarities between physical, human, and social capital. In the second section, four differences between physical… CONTINUE READING

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