Title: Measuring the capital systems categories: the perspective of an integrated value system of social life as perceived by young citizens

Authors: Ana Cristina Fachinelli; Cíntia Paese Giacomello; Fabiano Larentis; Fernanda D'Arrigo

Addresses: Department of Social Sciences, University of Caxias do Sul, Rua Francisco Getúlio Vargas, 1130, 95020-972 – Caxias do Sul, Brazil ' Department of Technology and Science, University of Caxias do Sul, João Dal Sasso Avenue, No. 800, Bento Gonçalves – RS, Brazil ' Department of Business Administration – Bento Gonçalves, University of Caxias do Sul, João Dal Sasso Avenue, No. 800, Bento Gonçalves – RS, Brazil ' Business Administration Program, University of Caxias do Sul, Rua Francisco Getúlio Vargas, 1130, 95020-972 – Caxias do Sul, Brazil

Abstract: The generic capital system (GCS) is a value-based third generation knowledge management formal system structured by categories in a complete and consistent taxonomy. It was presented by Carrillo (2002) as a structure which allows to identify the relationships between the elements that create value when interacting as a system. In this study, we aim to advance towards the social dimension of the GCS according to youth's perspective. The objective is to construct and validate a scale to measure the perception of the GCS constructs. The methodology includes a deep literature review to identify the theoretical constructs underlying the capital GCS for subsequent construction of a scale to measure the perception of these constructs. The data was collected from 300 Brazilian university students. The results indicate that the identification of an integrated value perspective of the social life is possible. The scale succeeded in measuring the constructs underlying the CS.

Keywords: capital system; knowledge-based development; KBD; knowledge cities; citizenship.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKBD.2017.088172

International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 2017 Vol.8 No.4, pp.334 - 345

Available online: 21 Nov 2017 *

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