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          Institute: MPI für Ökonomik     Collection: Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy Group     Display Documents



ID: 459068.0, MPI für Ökonomik / Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy Group
Innovation and Social Capital : A Cross-country Investigation
Authors:Doh, Soogwan; Acs, Zoltan J.
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2009-09
Total Number of Pages:29
Title of Series:Jena economic research papers (JERP)
Issue / Number:2009-082
Corporate Body (Series Editor):Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena; Max-Planck-Institut für Ökonomik
Review Status:Internal review
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:This study explores the impact of social capital on innovation by constructing a more general measure of social capital indicator consisting of generalized and institutional trust, associational activities and civic norms. We test the hypothesis that social capital has a positive impact on innovation at the national level. After controlling for R&D expenditure and human capital there is a positive relationship between social capital and innovation. Social capital interacts with entrepreneurship and the strongest relationship is between associated activities and entrepreneurship. This is consistent with the need to build social relationships in today’s networked economy.
Free Keywords:human capital; social capital; entrepreneurship; innovation; generalized and institutional trust; civic norms; associational activities
Classification / Thesaurus:JEL Classification: L26; J24; O31; O5
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Paper
Communicated by:David B. Audretsch
Affiliations:MPI für Ökonomik/Abteilung Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy
Identifiers:ISSN:1864-7057
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