Social Capital: Theory, Measurement and Outcomes


C. Douglas Johnson (Editor)
Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, GA, USA

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status
BISAC: SOC026000

If relationships are the foundation on which social capital is built, then individuals are the stars at the center of the construct. From there, the linkages are made to either bond or bridge individuals in an interconnected fashion. As connections form, the depth and breadth of one’s social capital changes, this may prompt a shift in perspective that offers new and unique “illuminations” or experiences. While most would agree that social capital emerged out of sociology, it has been extended and has become a core concept in many other disciplines, such as economics, business, political science, social work, health, etc. This collection, “Social Capital: Theory, Measurement and Outcomes”, is illustrative of that growth as the contributions represent a range of disciplines, methodologies, samples of diverse backgrounds, and conclusions. Taking an “eye of the beholder” approach in conceptualizing social capital can be problematic, and caution should be exercised in ensuring that the construct does not become so divergent that its relative importance is lost. Using seminal works that have had a major impact on the construct development and popularity, the beauty of the book is its multidisciplinary, multilevel, mixed-methods, global approach to examining social capital. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents

About the Editor and Contributors

Part I. Theory and Measurement of Social Capital

Chapter 1. Who Gains Resources from which Social Capital? A Mathematical Review
(Shiro Horiuchi, Yusuke Kanazawa, Takahisa Suzuki and Hiroki Takikawa, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Fukasaku, Minuma-ku, Saitama, Japan, and others)

Chapter 2. The Role of Social Capital in Improving Economic Performance: An Analysis of Interaction Effects
(Philip Kostov and John Lingard, Lancashire Business School, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK, and others)

Chapter 3. The Role of “Who” in Social Capital Formation: Linking “Who You Are” and “Who You Know”
(C. Douglas Johnson and DeMarcus A. Pegues, Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, GA, USA, and others)

Chapter 4. Assessing the Social Capital Construct: New Evidence on its Multidimensionality
(Gloria Parra-Requena, Job Rodrigo-Alarcón and Pedro Manuel Garia-Villaverde, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

Chapter 5. Developing Social Capital: Methodology, Results and Lessons Learned from Practical Applications
(Mariano Bernárdez and Roger Kaufman, Performance Improvement Institute, Racine, WI, USA, and others)

Part II. Outcomes of Social Capital

Chapter 6. When Disaster Strikes…How Communities Cope and Adapt: A Social Capital Perspective
(Lisa J. Wood, Bryan J. Boruff and Helen M. Smith, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia)
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Chapter 7. What Means “Participation” as the Measure of Social Capital in Japanese Neighborhoods Context?
(Yoshikazu Fujisawa, Tsuyoshi Hamano, Yu Ishida and Sisira Edirippulige, The University of Shizuoka, Japan and others)

Chapter 8. Families, Reciprocal Care and Social Capital
(Suzanne Hodgkin, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC, Ausralia)

Chapter 9. Social Capital as a Cure and Response to Sickness
(Chau-kiu Cheung and Ping Kwong Kam, City University of Hong Kong, China)

Chapter 10. Dynamic Shifts in Social Networks and Normative Values in Recovery from an Offending and Drug Using Lifestyle
(Sarah Landale and David Best, University of Durham, UK, and others)

Chapter 11. Social Capital and Health: Are They Linked in Developing Countries? The Case of Guatemala
(Thomas G. Poder, UETMIS-CHUS and GREDI, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada)

Chapter 12. Social Capital and Traditional Midwives in Rural Guatemala: Enhancing Reproductive Health and Processes of Knowledge Sharing among Indigenous Medicine and Biomedicine
(Maria Costanza Torri, Department of Sociology, University of New Brunswick, NB, Canada)

Chapter 13. The Sad Science Turns Happy! Social Capital, Economic Growth and Well-being
(Franceso Sarracino, STATEC, Luxembourg)

Chapter 14. The Influence of Social Capital in the Use and Promotion of Corporate Social Responsibility
(Massimo Battaglia and Lara Bianchi, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy)

Chapter 15. The Social Capital of Interlocking Directorates: Status Conferral, Influence Brokerage, and Information Diffusion
(Richard A. Benton and Steve McDonald, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA)

Chapter 16. The Tripartite Model of Power Flow and Coping Mechanisms for Positive Social Capital
(Deepak Chhabra, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, USA)

Chapter 17. Making Virtual Research Centre “Real”: How Social Capital Formation Facilitates Organizational Identity Construction in a Virtual Organization
(Urs Daellenbach and Sally Davenport, Victoria Business School, New Zealand)

Chapter 18. The Social Side of the 7S Model: Where Social Media and Social Capital Connect
(Laura N. Jesseph and Emma W. Morris, The Morris Group and Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, GA, USA and others)


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