Socialt kapital och innovation: ett rumsligt perspektiv” (Social capital and innovation: a spatial perspective)
2013 (Swedish)In: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 90, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Our understanding of the relationship between innovative capacity, social ca-pital and the social dimension of sustainable development is still in its infan-cy. There is an extensive literature on innovation with a strong connection to theories of social capital, but only a few studies have examined the effects of social capital on innovation. We create and test two measurable variables that describe local innovative potential in order to contribute to deeper understan-ding of the link between innovation and social capital: business-related social capital related to place, and innovative policy potential in local communities. Our model for Swedish municipalities indicates that these two variables have a positive impact on firm innovation (measured by export value per capita) at the local level, but also that there may be differences between these relationships in urban and rural municipalities.
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2013. Vol. 90, no 2
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-182389OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-182389DiVA: diva2:904327
QC 201603022016-02-182016-02-182016-03-02Bibliographically approved