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Analysing the Radius of Trust in Rural Cameroon

Alvin Etang.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2010; p ublished online June 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Economic Development. 9006 words.

Survey data have generally found trust to be much lower in Africa than in developed countries. This paper analyses the extent to which trust decreases with social distance, using data from...

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Christian Missionaries and Education in Former African Colonies: How Competition Mattered

Francisco A. Gallego and Robert Woodberry.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Economic History; Education and Research Institutions; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 10719 words.

Using regional data for about 180 African provinces, we find that measures of Protestant missionary activity in the past are more correlated with schooling variables today than similar...

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Critical interventions into the corporate smart city

Robert G. Hollands.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

March 2015; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Public Economics; Regional Government Analysis; Economic Sociology. 9638 words.

Driven by the profit motive of global high-technology companies, in collusion with the trend towards city governance being wedded to a competitive form of ‘urban entrepreneurialism’, has...

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Culture in Development

Shankha Chakraborty, Jon C. Thompson and Etienne B. Yehoue.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Sociology. 3684 words.

An anti-capitalist cultural bias, through directed within-family human capital transmission, adversely affects the supply of entrepreneurial talent and risk-taking. This limits economic...

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Design in a downturn? Creative work, labour market dynamics and institutions in comparative perspective

Tara Vinodrai.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

March 2013; p ublished online July 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Comparative Economic Systems; Economic Sociology; Household Analysis; Economic Development. 10205 words.

This article examines how creative workers are adapting to the global economic downturn and how this process is unfolding in different national and regional institutional spaces. The...

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Discussion: Social Capital as an Important Lever in Economic Development Policy and Private Strategy

A. Allan Schmid.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2003; p ublished online August 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Economic Development. 2242 words.

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Does human capital generate social and institutional capital? Exploring evidence from South African time series data

Johannes W. Fedderke and John M. Luiz.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2008; p ublished online March 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 13675 words.

This paper presents an analysis of the interaction of human capital investment and the development of social and political institutions. We find that human capital matters—for growth...

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Does social capital matter? Evidence from a five-country group lending experiment

Alessandra Cassar and Bruce Wydick.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Design of Experiments; Economic Sociology; Economic Development. 9971 words.

Does social capital matter to economic decision-making? We address this broad question through an artefactual group lending experiment carried out in five countries: India, Kenya,...

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Emoting with their feet: Bohemian attraction to creative milieu

Timothy R. Wojan, Dayton M. Lambert and David A. McGranahan.

in Journal of Economic Geography

November 2007; p ublished online July 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Economic Sociology; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development. 11244 words.

Creative class theory posits that creative people are attracted to places most conducive to creative activity. The association of the share of employment in the arts with various indicators...

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Essential Forms of Capital for Sustainable Community Development

Daniel V. Rainey, Kenneth L. Robinson, Ivye Allen and Ralph D. Christy.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2003; p ublished online August 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Development. 4588 words.

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