Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/74129
Authors: 
Sabatini, Fabio
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 30.2006
Abstract: 
This paper carries out an empirical assessment of the relationship between social capital and labour productivity in small and medium enterprises in Italy. By means of structural equations models, the analysis investigates the effect of different aspects of the multifaceted concept of social capital. The bonding social capital of strong family ties and the bridging social capital shaped by informal ties connecting friends and acquaintances are proved to exert a negative effect on labour productivity, the economic performance, and human development. On the contrary, the linking social capital of voluntary organizations positively influences such outcomes.
Subjects: 
Labour productivity
Small and medium enterprises
Social capital
Social networks
Structural equations models
JEL: 
J24
R11
O15
O18
Z13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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