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Social Capital, Culture and Innovation: a different perspective

Pasimeni, Paolo (2006): Social Capital, Culture and Innovation: a different perspective. Published in: in Landabaso, Kuklinski, Roman: "EUROPE - Reflections on Social Capital, Innovation and Regional Development". Reupus, National Louis University, 2007. No. EUROPE - REUPUS (1. March 2007): pp. 203-219.


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This chapter aims at analysing some characteristics of the innovation process, focusing on two factors that may determine the innovative capacity of a country: social capital and culture. The main objective is to explain that social capital can have positive effects on the equality level of an economy, while having not always positive effect on innovation.

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