Community social capital and entrepreneurship : analyzing the links

Roxas, Hernan 'Banjo' and Azmat, Fara 2014, Community social capital and entrepreneurship : analyzing the links, Community development, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 134-149, doi: 10.1080/15575330.2014.880495.

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Title Community social capital and entrepreneurship : analyzing the links
Author(s) Roxas, Hernan 'Banjo'ORCID iD for Roxas, Hernan 'Banjo'
Azmat, FaraORCID iD for Azmat, Fara
Journal name Community development
Volume number 45
Issue number 2
Start page 134
End page 149
Total pages 16
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1557-5330
Keyword(s) community
social capital
theory of planned behavior
Summary This study examines the effects of community social capital on entrepreneurial intentions (EIs) in rural communities in a developing country. Entrepreneurship, in the form of business start-ups, is widely recognized as an integral component of local economic development programs designed to address poverty and limited livelihood opportunities, especially among poor and marginalized communities in rural areas in developing countries. Using a survey of 496 individuals residing in five rural communities in the Philippines, and drawing from the theory of planned behavior and social capital theory, we examine the direct and indirect effects of community social capital (CSC) on an individual’s EIs. The findings show that CSC largely influences EI by shaping an individual’s perceived self-efficacy (PSE) to engage in entrepreneurship, perceived desirability of entrepreneurship (PDE), and perceived social norms toward entrepreneurship (PSNE). High levels of PSE, PDE, and PSNE have a positive influence on an individual’s EI. These findings offer more nuanced explanations of how social capital within a community can facilitate entrepreneurship as a means of community economic development. Implications of the findings and areas for future research are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/15575330.2014.880495
Field of Research 150304 Entrepreneurship
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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