The Relationship between Social Capital and Regional Development: The Case of Aksaray


EGE ACADEMIC REVIEW, vol.17, no.1, pp.105-126, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.21121/eab.2017123471
  • Title of Journal : EGE ACADEMIC REVIEW
  • Page Numbers: pp.105-126


The study tries to explain social capital term and the importance of social capital in regional development. For this purpose, there is an empirical analyses based on survey for Aksaray City that calculates the level of social capital and determines the indicators of social capital. According to the fieldwork, while trust, network, reciprocal assistance and cooperation indexes are interpreted, social capital and regional development level of Aksaray are low. Although the development levels of neighbor cities are high, it is need to improve the human and social capital levels of Aksaray.