Title: Social, cultural and human capital in European SMEs: an introduction

Authors: Lorraine Uhlaner, Jan Ulijn, Ineke Jenniskens, Aard Groen

Addresses: EDHEC Business School, 24 Avenue Gustave Delory, CS 50411, 59057 Roubaix Cedex 1, France. ' Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, NL-5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Open University of The Netherlands, Kennispoort 5.18, J.F. Kennedylaan 2, NL-5600 AS Eindhoven, The Netherlands. ' University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands. ' University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands

Abstract: This paper provides an overview of this special issue on human, social and cultural capital effects on the SME. After providing initial definitions for these three concepts, it provides an overview of the other seven papers in the special issue, including research questions, methods used and key findings. As concluded in the other papers, each of these aspects can have an influence on SME performance.

Keywords: business performance; social capital; human capital; cultural capital; Europe; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; entrepreneurs; entrepreneurship.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2011.042160

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2011 Vol.14 No.1, pp.1 - 12

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 30 Aug 2011 *

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