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Collaborative Networks and Social Capital: A Theoretical and Practical Convergence

  • Rolando Vargas Vallejos
  • Janaina Macke
  • Pelayo Munhoz Olea
  • Eduardo Toss
Part of the IFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 283)

This paper addresses the issue of social capital analysis for collaborative networks. The objective of the research project is to understand how collaborative networks can be influenced considering the perspective of social capital. Initially, the authors identified and analyzed relevant works that were developed in the collaborative network field, focusing on the social capital approach. Therefore, nineteen papers have been selected from well-known journals basically extracted from the Business Source Premier Database. Thereafter, a tool for analyzing those papers has been developed. During evaluation, the authors considered twenty six aspects that can be divided into two major themes: the methodological and characterization approach and the theory of social capital and collaborative networks. As a result of this work, we conclude that a great variety of techniques to collect information exists, but that the difficulty of measuring social capital continues.

Keywords

Social Capital Intellectual Capital Local Development Collaborative Network Virtual Enterprise 
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© International Federation for Information Processing 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rolando Vargas Vallejos
    • 1
  • Janaina Macke
    • 1
  • Pelayo Munhoz Olea
    • 1
  • Eduardo Toss
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Caxias do SulBrazil

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