The Development of a Rural Weaving Industry and its Social Capital

Hisami Matsuzaki

in The Role of Tradition in Japan's Industrialization

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780198292746
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603891 | DOI:

Series: Japanese Studies in Economic and Social History Series

 The Development of a Rural Weaving Industry and its Social Capital

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This chapter examines a rural weaving district within the context of ‘regional community’. The activities of traders in the Isezaki weaving district, including clothiers, factors, and local bankers, were strongly influenced by motives embedded in the regional community. Though the concept of ‘social capital’ is applied to interpret the findings in this chapter, the positive and negative effects of industry-community relationships on the development of the industrial district are also identified.

Keywords: rural weaving district; regional community; clothiers; factors; local bankers; social capital; industry-community relationships

Chapter.  12712 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business and Management

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