Social Capital in Hong Kong—Connectivities and Social Enterprise

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Given the rapid pace at which the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and other Asian economies are growing and the global volatility that these societies are experiencing, social capital and its diverse connectivities can furnish useful anchoring to communities, neighbourhoods

ISBN
978-962-937-186-9
Pub. Date
Jan 1, 2011
Weight
0.53kg
Paperback
352 pages
Dimension
190 x 235 mm

The inception of this volume was inspired by the late Dr. Raymond WU Wai-yung, who cherished the vision of academics and practitioners coming together to jointly provide a critical analysis of social capital and its indigenous evolution and spread in Hong

The inception of this volume was inspired by the late Dr. Raymond WU Wai-yung, who cherished the vision of academics and practitioners coming together to jointly provide a critical analysis of social capital and its indigenous evolution and spread in Hong Kong SAR. We share his vision. Given the rapid pace at which Hong Kong SAR and other Asian economies are growing, and the global volatility that these societies are experiencing, social capital and its diverse connectivities can furnish useful anchoring to communities, neighbourhoods, local governments, and social protection networks.

Our writing project was supported by authors whose richly diverse backgrounds and firm commitment have ensured its success. Some of the chapters were presented at the 2008 International Conference on “Social capital and volunteering in modern cities: Building intergenerational inclusion,” which was sponsored by the City University of Hong Kong and co-organised by the University of Macau, the University of Salford, and the Central Policy Unity of the Hong Kong SAR Government. These and other chapters have grown out of research programmes, professional practice, and innovative government initiatives.At various stages of editing this volume, we have received gratefully funding support from the City University of Hong Kong, through its Department of Economics and Finance and the Department of Applied Social Studies. Our sincere appreciation also goes to Professor Siu-kai LAU and Mr. Matthew CHEUNG Kin-chung, whose substantive forewords have enriched this volume.

Sik Hung NG
Stephen Yan-Leung CHEUNG
Brahm PRAKASH
  1. Social Capital—An Introduction
    Brahm PRAKASH
  2. The Praxis of Social Capital
    Wai-fong TING
  3. Bridging Social Capital—Theories and Practice
    Alice Ming Lin CHONG and Grace Fung Mo NG
  4. Social Capital in Hong Kong Since 1997
    Adelaide Pui Ki HUNG, Kwan Kwok LEUNG and Sik Hung NG
  5. Social Capital and Community:A Review of International and Hong Kong Development
    Joe Cho Bun LEUNG
  6. Social Capital and Health
    Albert LEE
  7. The Relationship Between Gangs and Social Capital in Hong Kong
    Tina L. ROCHELLE, Tit Wing LO and Sik Hung NG
  8. "Saying Hello Everyday":Towards the Enhancement of Social Capital Among Lonely and Isolated Older People in Modern Cities
    Steven M. SHARDLOW, Barbara WALMSLEY, Martin JOHNSON and Julia RYAN
  9. Social Capital, Social Enterprise and Social Work—Social Capital for Enterprising Social Workers
    Steven M. SHARDLOW
  10. A Case Study for Social Enterprise—The Evolution of Mental-Care Connect Company Limited in Hong Kong
    Stephen Yan-Leung CHEUNG and Wai-Sing CHUNG
  11. Social Enterprise as an Interactive Process between Entrepreneurs and the Community:A Social Capital Perspective
    Kevin AU and Thomas BIRTCH
  12. Capturing Business Value Out of Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Capital
    Edward TSE
Sik Hung NG Chair Professor of Social Psychology, Department of Applied Social Science, City University of Hong Kong Stephen Yan-Leung CHEUNG Chair Professor (Finance), Dean of School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University Braham PRAKASH Adjunct Faculty, Asian Institute of Management (Manila)