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"It´s not what you know, it´s who you know". A Minor Field Study about a Philippine cooperative.

Axelsson, Sara LU (2011) SOPA63 20111
School of Social Work
Abstract
According to the World Bank Group, social capital is an important factor in the process of
fighting poverty in developing countries, and some researchers mean that cooperative
organizations are the ultimate business model to create social capital (Majee & Hoyt, 2011).
The aim of this study is to investigate whether or not social capital is emerging in a Philippine
water cooperative, funded by the Swedish Cooperative Centre, located in Metro Manila. The
methods used in this study are qualitative semi-structured interviews, and observations. For
the analysis, Putnam´s and Bourdieu´s theories about social capital were used as tools to
explain the empirical data. The results show that there are two things influencing the
respondent’s... (More)
According to the World Bank Group, social capital is an important factor in the process of
fighting poverty in developing countries, and some researchers mean that cooperative
organizations are the ultimate business model to create social capital (Majee & Hoyt, 2011).
The aim of this study is to investigate whether or not social capital is emerging in a Philippine
water cooperative, funded by the Swedish Cooperative Centre, located in Metro Manila. The
methods used in this study are qualitative semi-structured interviews, and observations. For
the analysis, Putnam´s and Bourdieu´s theories about social capital were used as tools to
explain the empirical data. The results show that there are two things influencing the
respondent’s experiences regarding their membership the most. These two things are trust and
conflicts, which makes it interesting to combine the two specific chosen theories since
Bourdieu focuses a lot on conflicts, and Putnam on trust. The conclusion of the study is that
both of the theories can be used to explain how social capital is created in this specific case,
and that the cooperative is a positive factor in developing the community it is located in. (Less)
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author
Axelsson, Sara LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social capital, cooperative, trust, conflict
language
English
id
2152711
date added to LUP
2011-09-02 13:54:07
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2011-09-02 13:54:07
@misc{2152711,
  abstract     = {According to the World Bank Group, social capital is an important factor in the process of
fighting poverty in developing countries, and some researchers mean that cooperative
organizations are the ultimate business model to create social capital (Majee & Hoyt, 2011).
The aim of this study is to investigate whether or not social capital is emerging in a Philippine
water cooperative, funded by the Swedish Cooperative Centre, located in Metro Manila. The
methods used in this study are qualitative semi-structured interviews, and observations. For
the analysis, Putnam´s and Bourdieu´s theories about social capital were used as tools to
explain the empirical data. The results show that there are two things influencing the
respondent’s experiences regarding their membership the most. These two things are trust and
conflicts, which makes it interesting to combine the two specific chosen theories since
Bourdieu focuses a lot on conflicts, and Putnam on trust. The conclusion of the study is that
both of the theories can be used to explain how social capital is created in this specific case,
and that the cooperative is a positive factor in developing the community it is located in.},
  author       = {Axelsson, Sara},
  keyword      = {Social capital,cooperative,trust,conflict},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"It´s not what you know, it´s who you know". A Minor Field Study about a Philippine cooperative.},
  year         = {2011},
}