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Calculating Weights of Social Capital Index Using Analytic Hierarchy Process

Nguyen, Phuc Van and Nguyen, Phong Thanh and Nguyen, Quyen Le Hoang Thuy To and Huynh, Vy Dang Bich (2016): Calculating Weights of Social Capital Index Using Analytic Hierarchy Process. Published in: International Journal of Economics & Financial Issues , Vol. 5, No. 3 (9 October 2016): pp. 1189-1193.

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Abstract

This study aims at identifying and ranking social capital indicators in the measurement model for Vietnam context. The analytic hierarchy process is adopted to explore the relative importance of each dimension in the integrated social capital index. The opinions from the in-depth interviews with experts, scholars and practitioners in social capital theory in Vietnam are employed to calculate the indicators’ weights in the model. The empirical fndings indicate the superior impact of trust to network in the integrated index. Moreover, bridging and bridging-link are found to be more important than bonding and bonding-link. The result implies the potential of leveraging this resource for the development of individuals and community.

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