Social Capital and Adoption of Agronomic Practices: Theory and Findings

Hansen, Morten and Roll, Kate (2016) Social Capital and Adoption of Agronomic Practices: Theory and Findings. Saïd Business School Working Paper 2016-35.

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Abstract

Social capital is a concept that captures ways that human relations support productive activities. The concept had a meteoric rise in academia during the 1990s and has been picked up more by multinational corporations who are using the concept to improve their production and brand. This study explores: (1) what are the common assumptions behind social capital research; (2) can social capital increase the adoption of agronomic technology and practice; and (3) can social capital be purposefully built? Tying practical questions to a deeper understandings of social capital is instructive for future social capital research, as it identifies productive ways of dealing with theoretical tensions in the literature.

Item Type: Oxford Saïd Research Paper
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2017 16:38
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2017 16:38
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URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/6269

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