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Bowling alone: the collapse and revival of American community

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Bowling alone: the collapse and revival of American community
Drawing on a sample of 493 respondents from 21 counties in a southeastern state, this study examines the rate of business start-ups in relation to various measures of community social capital. The measures are drawn from four of the key variables in social scientist Robert Putnam's book Bowling alone: The collapse and revival of American community. Of the four measures of social capital used--generalized trust, faith-based involvement, diversity of friendships, and civic involvement--only one, civic involvement, was found to be positively related to levels of entrepreneurship. Possible explanations for the findings are discussed.
Robert D. Putnam
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Type Journal
Year 2000
Where CSCW
Authors Robert D. Putnam
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