Social Capital in Hong Kong—Connectivities and Social Enterprise
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, local governments and social protection networks.
This volume in twelve chapters provides a critical analysis of social capital, its indigenous evolution and spread in HKSAR. Some of the experiments and activities narrated in these chapters indicate the ingenious blending of the local ethos and culture with modern organisational forms and information networks.
Policy makers, development practitioners, researchers of civil society organisations and welfare agencies will find this book a helpful reference source. The book will also appeal as a text or supplementary reading in management, public administration, governance, and development economics courses dealing with social capital and social enterprise.
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
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
- Social Capital—An Introduction
- The Praxis of Social Capital
- Bridging Social Capital—Theories and Practice
—Alice Ming Lin CHONG and Grace Fung Mo NG
- Social Capital in Hong Kong Since 1997
—Adelaide Pui Ki HUNG, Kwan Kwok LEUNG and Sik Hung NG
- Social Capital and Community:A Review of International and Hong Kong Development
—Joe Cho Bun LEUNG
- Social Capital and Health
- The Relationship Between Gangs and Social Capital in Hong Kong
—Tina L. ROCHELLE, Tit Wing LO and Sik Hung NG
- "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
- Social Capital, Social Enterprise and Social Work—Social Capital for Enterprising Social Workers
—Steven M. SHARDLOW
- 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
- Social Enterprise as an Interactive Process between Entrepreneurs and the Community:A Social Capital Perspective
—Kevin AU and Thomas BIRTCH
- Capturing Business Value Out of Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Capital