Further Research Opportunities in Social Capital Theory

This study provides the basis for further conceptualization and identifies a number of areas where further research is required. There are currently a plethora of categorizations of social capital in the literature that require further work to establish a rigorous set of types. Another area that requires work is the causal relationships that determine productive / perverse social capital that appear to be highly context specific. A particularly important area is in the development of sufficient tools for empirical measurement and theoretically informed building attempts. There are a number of other research areas identified, including:

  • processes working to reduce the costs associated with working together thereby facilitating collective action;
  • the various levels, and ownership of social capital as well as the types, to establish an agreed framework and definition (with empirical support);
  • processes and how they operate to build or improve social capital structure; and
  • each of the elements of the conceptualization and measurement based on this theoretical framework.
4 comments on “Further Research Opportunities in Social Capital Theory
  1. Wayaung says:

    Why don`t success Unurt`s program in some village of delta area?

  2. Kartius says:

    Very good

  3. Winarto says:

    Thanks

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