Social Capital: Theory, Principles and Value Boarding for a Potential Deep Transition for the Mexican Artisan Sector

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1209)


The knowledge and the links between participants are two basic elements that allow the development and survival of sectors that, like the artisan one, find in the endogenous knowledge the central motor for the production of goods. For that reason this article seeks to synthesize concepts and key definitions of social capital with the purpose of making evident to the reader its relevance for the study of the phenomena that surround this group, especially when it is sought to generate a complex approach that seeks the development of deep transformations on their issues. Based on the analysis of research articles that allow us to understand the value of this capital and of diverse methodologies focused on promoting its development, relevant findings are defined within the State of Art and evidencing different lines of study that will allow related researchers to find a theoretical and methodological reference for the development of their projects.


Social capital Artisan sector Link Deep transitions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Autonomous University of QueretaroQueretaroMexico

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