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Social Capital: Understanding its Value in Strengthening Resilience

What’s on offer?

The online event includes a 45-minute presentation (talk, slides, film/photos). This will be followed by a Q&A from the audience (including poll questions) and time to present conclusions.

What’s it about?

Social capital has proven to have a positive impact on the sustainability of SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises). We will present our research outcomes on social capital utilising a case study from craft hand-made furniture industries abroad. We will discuss how these outcomes are applicable in the UK craft cultural industry. The topic will focus on the path from craft to industry production. The event will present some insights into how social capital can contribute to the resilience and sustainability of SMEs. Social capital (in the forms of trust, networks, norms) is a vital part of our personal and professional life. How can we understand its value and what impact does it have on individuals’ wealth and well-being, and the economic growth of communities, regions, and cities?

Who’s leading the event?

Prof Hisham Elkadi, School of Science, Engineering and Environment, University of Salford, will lead and open the event.

Presentations will be given by Nourhan Heysham and Dr Maria Yioutani Iacovides, University of Salford.

Open to

Anyone aged 16 and above.

Of particular interest to

Those who want to start their own enterprise (in the cultural craft industry), become small or medium entrepreneurs, and want to learn about the importance of social capital and how it can be used to ensure sustainability, resilience and long-lasting success. The presentation will give tools and tips that can be applied in the UK economy.

Event Booking details

Once you have registered, you can access the joining link at: