Social Capital and Competitiveness in International System

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Professor, Department of International Relations, Faculty of Law and Political Sceiences, University of Tehran, Iran

2 M.A. Student, Department of International Relations, Faculty of Law and Political Sceiences, University of Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Social capital (SC) is important as much as physical capital and theorists discussed its functions in enhancement of countries. Successfulness in international fields is far behind reach without due attention to capacity of countries. These capacities are known as competitiveness capacity (CC) in political literature. Twelve indexes have been recognized for the CC which covers different dimensions of countries’ capabilities. Due to, extend of the CC issue, this research only focuses on four main indexes of CC, then studies the impacts of SC and these indexes on CC. Existence of meaningful relation between SC and international CC indexes is the main question of the research. Data gathering and literature studies have lead to a model-making and the structure of the research. Research method is based on quantitative approach with applying T test and hypothesis test via SPSS. Result of the research illustrates that there is meaningful relation between SC and international CC indexes.

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Volume 45, Issue 3 - Serial Number 3
October 2015
Pages 721-740
  • Receive Date: 18 June 2014
  • Revise Date: 22 November 2015
  • Accept Date: 09 February 2015
  • First Publish Date: 23 September 2015