The impact of Online ICT on the dimensions of social capital
Serkan Gürsoy ()
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Serkan Gürsoy: Beykoz Vocational School of Logistics
No 1401, STPS Working Papers from STPS - Science and Technology Policy Studies Center, Middle East Technical University
This study aims to investigate the impact of information and communication technologies on social capital. It evaluates ICT in terms of “knowledge sharing.” Similarly, social capital is taken into consideration in terms of organizational context. Within such a framework, constructs affiliated with these two concepts have been investigated. This investigation shows that communication technologies and social media technologies do have similar as well as varied impacts on dimensions of social capital. These impacts stem from the developments in the social elements of ICT. Moreover, variations in these elements are reflected as variations in the dimensions of developed social capital between communities with face-to-face interaction and the ones who have not yet achieved face-to-face interaction. This study also reveals that the social capital observed in face-to-face interaction can as well be seen online communities.
Keywords: Social capital; Information and Communication Technologies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse, nep-ict, nep-knm and nep-soc
Date: 2014-04, Revised 2014-04
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