Knowledge Flows and Social Capital: A Network Perspective on Rural Innovation


Saurabh Arora,

On 12 February 2009 Saurabh Arora will defend his PhD thesis "Knowledge Flows and Social Capital: A Network Perspective on Rural Innovation." Prof. Dr. Robin Cowan is the promoter of Saurabh. In brief Saurabh’s thesis elaborates on the role of social capital in distributed learning and innovation for sustainable agriculture. Social capital is mapped using informal social networks of an innovative rural Indian community. These networks transfer relevant knowledge, goods, credit and socio-political support.

Venue: Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht, the Netherlands

Date: 12 February 2009

Time: 16:00 - 17:30


UNU-MERIT