Number of citations: 16

F Adam – Mapping social capital across Europe: findings, trends and methodological shortcomings of cross-national surveys, Soc. Sci. inf., vol. 47, no. 2, str. 159-186. 2008 COBISS.SI-ID 27352157

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PublisherSpringer Link, 2018
ISBN978-3-319-91095-6

Discua Cruz, A.; Marcial Cerrato, P.: Understanding Entrepreneurship and International Business Knowledge Transfer by Diaspora Knowledge Networks: The Case of Honduras Global

To date there is limited insight on how successful members of a diaspora can contribute to their countries of origin in terms of knowledge transfer. We argue that understanding Diaspora Knowledge Networks (DKN) may provide important insights into knowledge transfer for international business and entrepreneurial practices. This chapter focuses on the case study of Honduras Global, a DKN that brings together scientists, artists, business owners and organization executives of the Honduran diaspora. Based on human and social capital theories and the knowledge based view this chapter delves into knowledge transfer dynamics engaged by Honduras Global. Findings suggest that a DKN can be understood as a vehicle for knowledge transfer through three interrelated dimensions. An inclusive membership base, relationship development, and internal coordination facilitate a comprehensive and holistic knowledge transfer. Opportunities and challenges for further research are presented.

Eldad Davidov, Peter Schmidt, Jaak Billiet, Bart Meuleman, eds. 2018. Taylor & Francis Group, Second edition. Intended to bridge the gap between the latest methodological developments and cross-cultural research, this interdisciplinary resource presents the latest strategies for analyzing cross-cultural data. Techniques are demonstrated through the use of applications that employ cross-national data sets such as the latest European Social Survey. With an emphasis on the generalized latent variable approach, internationally prominent researchers from a variety of fields explain how the methods work, how to apply them, and how they relate to other methods presented in the book. Syntax and graphical and verbal explanations of the techniques are included. Online resources, available at www.routledge.com/9781138690271, include some of the data sets and syntax commands used in the book.eBook ISBN 9781134991228

PublisherSpringer, 2014
ISBN978-3-658-06808-0, 978-3-658-06809-7
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D. Born

David Born zeigt auf, dass Vereine ein offentliches Gut darstellen, welches Wirkungen uber den Kreis der Vereinsmitglieder hinaus erzeugt. Um die Makroeffekte gemeindespezifischer Vereinslandschaften auf individuelle Einstellungen und Verhaltensweisen der Burger untersuchen zu konnen, erhebt der Autor Informationen uber die lokalen Vereine in 57 mittelgroen Schweizer Gemeinden und kombiniert sie mit Daten aus einer Bevolkerungsumfrage in diesen Gemeinden. Die Hypothesen zur Wirkung lokaler Vereinslandschaften werden anhand von Mehrebenenmodellen mit Interaktionseffekten empirisch uberpruft. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass Vereine Werte und Normen uber den Kreis der Vereinsmitglieder hinaus verbreiten und das private Engagement der Burger somit als offentliches Gut positive Wirkungen auf alle Gemeindebewohner erzeugt.

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PublisherECPR PRESS, 2011
ISBN1907301151,  978-1907301155

D Gaxie, N Hubé, J Rowell (eds)

This book presents the main findings of a comparative qualitative survey conducted in France, Germany, Italy, and Poland. Ordinary citizens from very different social backgrounds and professions were asked a range of open-ended questions, allowing them to express themselves freely. There have been few qualitative surveys on ordinary citizens' views of European integration, and none on this scale. The resulting picture is very different from the self-evident assumptions of many current studies on European opinions. Trust, as Simmel noted, is a hypothesis regarding future behavior that is certain enough to serve as a basis for practical conduct. To trust another person (or collectivity or institution) is intermediate between knowledge and ignorance. Simmel was one of many social scientists (e.g., Tonnies, Durkheim, Parsons) who have contended that trust is one of the most important integrative forces within society. Modernization and its attendant social isolation, in the face of massive global changes, underscore the need to reexamine trust in all its multivariate and multidisciplinary character. This anthology presents twelve studies of trust. Some are conceptual, theoretical analyses, while others use historical data on societies, national surveys or cross-national comparative studies to test hypotheses.
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PublisherBRILL AP, 2012
ISBN978-90-04-21238, 978-90-04-22138-3

M Sasaki, R M Marsh

Trust, as Simmel noted, is a hypothesis regarding future behavior that is certain enough to serve as a basis for practical conduct. To trust another person (or collectivity or institution) is intermediate between knowledge and ignorance. Simmel was one of many social scientists (e.g., Tonnies, Durkheim, Parsons) who have contended that trust is one of the most important integrative forces within society. Modernization and its attendant social isolation, in the face of massive global changes, underscore the need to reexamine trust in all its multivariate and multidisciplinary character. This anthology presents twelve studies of trust. Some are conceptual, theoretical analyses, while others use historical data on societies, national surveys or cross-national comparative studies to test hypotheses.
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Publisher   Springer, 2012  
ISBN   978-3-642-21175-1

P Petrakis

The book “The Greek Economy and the Crisis. Challenges and Responses” targets all those who think about the present and future of this (culturally) long-lived small geographic region (Greece), to form a personal view of its social and economic problems. A society that repeats the same types of behaviour over the centuries does not do so due to random mistakes. It contains intrinsic forces that affect it. These should be understood, to allow us to delineate future developments. However, the manner in which the social and economic process is perceived must be comprehensive and multidisciplinary: Economics, politics, social psychology and organizational psychology are essential to this analysis. Thus, the book is useful to those seeking information for their professional, scientific and personal development, allowing them to shape their social attitude. It is also useful to those responsible for taking decisions at national, European or enterprise level, in relation to the social and economic problems of Greece.

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Publisher Springer, 2013  
ISBN 978-3-642-30068-4

A Kirbiš

Theory of postmodernization (Inglehart, R. (1997). Modernization and postmodernization: Cultural, economic, and political change in 43 societies. Princeton/Chichester: Princeton University Press; Inglehart, R., & Welzel, C. (2007). Modernization, cultural change, and democracy: The human development sequence. New York: Cambridge University Press) predicts that the public in socioeconomically more developed countries (e.g. established democracies) are more politically engaged and more pro-democratically oriented (e.g. higher levels of self-expression values) than citizens in less prosperous (e.g. post-communist) countries; and that individuals who are more non-democratically oriented are generally less political active. We tested these predictions by comparing three European regions: a group of twenty established European democracies, nine Central and Eastern European EU member states, and seven post-Yugoslav countries. The predictive power of postmodernization theory within the post-Yugoslav sample was also examined. Employing European Values Study (European Values Study. (2008) http://zacat.gesis.org. Accessed 27 Mar 2011) we cross-regionally and cross-nationally compared (1) the levels of three types of political participation (voter turnout, party membership, and protest participation); (2) the levels of non-democratic political culture (authoritarian political culture, lifestyle intolerance, and gender role traditionalism), and (3) the link between political participation and non-democratic political culture. The results indicated that post-communist citizens are less politically engaged and more non-democratically oriented than their Western counterparts, and that in all three regions “authoritarians” are less likely to be political active. A less straightforward pattern was observed in post-Yugoslav countries. Implications of the results and future research suggestions are discussed.

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PublisherCornell University Press, 2013  
ISBN0801467608, 9780801467608

J Morten

One of the most urgent challenges in African economic development is to devise a strategy for improving statistical capacity. Reliable statistics, including estimates of economic growth rates and per-capita income, are basic to the operation of governments in developing countries and vital to nongovernmental organizations and other entities that provide financial aid to them. Rich countries and international financial institutions such as the World Bank allocate their development resources on the basis of such data. The paucity of accurate statistics is not merely a technical problem; it has a massive impact on the welfare of citizens in developing countries.

Where do these statistics originate? How accurate are they? Poor Numbers is the first analysis of the production and use of African economic development statistics. Morten Jerven's research shows how the statistical capacities of sub-Saharan African economies have fallen into disarray. The numbers substantially misstate the actual state of affairs. As a result, scarce resources are misapplied. Development policy does not deliver the benefits expected. Policymakers' attempts to improve the lot of the citizenry are frustrated. Donors have no accurate sense of the impact of the aid they supply. Jerven's findings from sub-Saharan Africa have far-reaching implications for aid and development policy. As Jerven notes, the current catchphrase in the development community is "evidence-based policy," and scholars are applying increasingly sophisticated econometric methods-but no statistical techniques can substitute for partial and unreliable data.

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PublisherRoutledge Academics, 2010
ISBN1848728220, 978-1848728226

E Davidov, P Schmidt, J Billiet

Intendend to bridge the gap between latest methodological developments and cross-cultural research, this interdisciplinary resource presents the latest strategies for analyzing cross-cultural data. Techniques are demonstrated through the use of applications that employ cross national data sets such as the latest European Social Survey. With an emphasis on the generalized latent variable approach, internationally-prominent researchers from a variety of fields explain how the methods work, how to apply them, and how they relate to other methods presented in the book. Syntax and other graphical and verbal explanations of the techniques are included. A website features some of the data sets and syntax commands used in the book.

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PublisherVS Research  2011
ISBN3531176269, 9783531176260

J. Häuberer

The field of social capital still lacks a recognized general theory. Accordingly, various and sometimes inappropriate measurements are used for it. Julia Häuberer contributes to filling in this gap and provides progress towards the creation of a formalized social capital theory.

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PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers, 2010
ISBN978-90-8686-154-5

Carlos M. Romeo Casabona, Leire Escajedo San Epifanio, Aitziber Emaldi Cirion

Food security will exist when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life (as stated in the Rome Declaration in 1996). Given the dimension of the current global food crisis, food security means adopting effective and specific actions at individual, household, national, regional and global levels.Food security invites us to reflect upon ethical principles like human equity, justice between current and future generations, respect for human dignity and sustainable food production. We strive to maintain our basic ethical convictions and engage in societal debates about other important values. While we do this, we may have to change our ways of life and learn to create new priorities in the face of global responsibility. Science and technology are key tools to reach the Millenium Goals, providing both society and decision makers alike with relevant information and new options within an ethical framework. The contributions found in this publication bring together the perspectives of a diverse group of authors. Coming from the academic world, the public sector and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), they provide the latest views on 'Global food security: ethical and legal challenges'.

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PublisherAccent, 2010
ISBN978-606-561-016-3

A Fofiu

Youth Civic Engagement versus Apathy - T Burean (ed.)
The three avenues for studying the involvement of youth in society are related two three conceptions of democracy. The learning environment is a variable that permeates the three approaches. The papers published in this volume include the influence of school on youths’ attitudes, values and preferences. They provide detailed information on youths’ sources of civicness, strategies of improving generalized trust and social capital. Some of the research reviews the perceived crisis of participation of youth in an institutional environment. Schools have an important role in making youth more involved in associational life and nurture civic values.

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PublisherVS Verlag, 2011
ISBN3531183974, 9783531183978

D Linggi

Während westliche Standardumfragen im Rahmen internationaler Ländervergleiche für die VR China überraschenderweise ein sehr hohes Niveau an generalisiertem Vertrauen messen, diagnostiziert die chinesische sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung eine Vertrauenskrise in der gegenwärtigen chinesischen Gesellschaft. Dominik Linggi analysiert diesen Widerspruch, indem er zunächst eine kritische methodische Betrachtung der statistischen Ergebnisse zu Vertrauen sowohl auf Länderebene als auch für China im Speziellen vornimmt. Anschließend erörtert er chinesische Forschungsarbeiten und präsentiert eigene Ergebnisse aus einer qualitativen Untersuchung zu Vertrauen in der VR China und in Taiwan.

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PublisherUniversity of Twente, 2009
ISBN978 90 365 2813 9

J Boshuizen

Social networks are frequently claimed to provide advantages to firms, but rarely has this been empirically demonstrated. It is generally assumed that networks benefit not only individual firms, but also the regional economy as a whole. Localized knowledge spillovers are seen as the basis of these gains. This study investigates whether the role of social networks, as the ‘tubes’ through which knowledge spills over and flows, does indeed provide benefit. The starting point of this study is the idea that the social capital embodied in these networks strengthens firms, giving them knowledge that supports their development. Both formal and informal networks are studied here. A part of the empirical data for this study derives from a large-scale analysis of cooperative patents within the Netherlands. The results of this analysis show that this formal type of network cooperation occurs much less frequently than is widely assumed and, furthermore, that they appear to have no effect on the performance of high-tech firms. The second part of the data collection focused on business association networks. The analysis from this data, performed on a larger scale than in previous studies, confirms that informal inter-firm networks are one of the micro-foundations of knowledge spillovers. However, their effects appear to be limited to individual firms and do not extend to regions as a whole. This implies that only individual firms benefit from participation in business associations. The results of this study thus provide new insights into the mechanisms behind knowledge spillovers as drivers of a regional economy.

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PublisherFundación Universidad Empresa, 2009
ISBN8496221377, 9788496221376

P Ferreira, E Vieira, I Neira

Investigaciones de economía de la educación, Volume 4, J M Roig Cotanda (ed.)

The present economic context is heavily marked by a global economic crisis without precedents. facing this constraint, companies feel pressured to undertake even greater efforts in order to optimize available resources. Work organisation is one of the mechanisms that managers use to align human resources with that kind of constraints and, thus, develop a better response to the market.

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PublisherEconomica, 2010
ISBN2717859632, 9782717859638

P Aldrin

L'Europe des Europeens: Enquête comparative sur les perceptions de l'Europe, D Gaxie, N Hube, M de Lassale, J Rowell (eds)
Les citoyens européens sont-ils devenus plus critiques vis-à-vis de la construction européenne ? Les résultats de divers référendums, notamment sur le Traité constitutionnel européen en France et aux Pays-Bas en 2005, semblent le prouver. Mais tout indique que les citoyens sont peu intéressés par l'Europe et peu informés à son sujet. Comment les citoyens " ordinaires " perçoivent-ils l'Europe ? Quels sont leurs véritables motifs de crainte ou d'espoir ? En dépit de nombreux sondages, on sait peu de choses de ce que pensent vraiment les Européens. Peut-on se satisfaire de recenser des réponses sommaires à des questions fermées comme on le fait couramment ? Ce livre présente les principaux résultats d'un programme de recherche international sur les conceptions ordinaires de l'Europe. Plus de six cents personnes de milieux divers ont été interrogées de manière approfondie en Allemagne, France, Italie et Pologne.
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