Title

The Perils of Buying Social Capital Locally

Publication Date

8-1-2015

Abstract

Among the arguments put forward by proponents of buying local is that it facilitates the accumulation of social capital. However, some research has suggested that social capital may not always confer economic benefits. This paper explores potential problematic aspects of social capital, especially as they pertain to the buy local movement.

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Buy Local, Social Capital, Trust

DOI

10.2139/ssrn.2638073

Source

SMU Cox: Other (Topic)

Language

English

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