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Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.2, No.1, Jan. 2016, Pub. Date: Jan. 9, 2016
The Influence of Social, Human and Physical Capital on Fashion Incubatees’ Career Success
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Authors
[01] Livia Torres, Svbscription, New York, NY, USA.
[02] Hyun-Joo Lee, Department of Consumer Science, Inha University, Incheon, Rep. of Korea.
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influential factors on fashion incubatees’ career success by considering the three types of capital: social, human, and physical capital. In order to investigate social capital, access to information, access to resources, and mentoring was analyzed. Human capital was measured in terms of education, self-confidence, and creativity. Physical capital was investigated using two different variables including shared workspace and equipment. Social relationships as an outcome of social capital, Entrepreneurial know-how as an outcome of human capital, and production quality as an outcome of physical capital were conceptualized to influence fashion incubatees’ career success. Using a case study performed among incubates at fashion incubators in the US and in Canada, the importance of social and physical capital was found for fashion incubates’ career. However, the findings suggested no conclusive influence of human capital on fashion incubatees’ career success. The results of the present research can be useful when applied in practical settings. For educational institutions, it could be a way to identify problems and reflect on solutions that would help fashion students such as adding more business related information to the academic curriculum.
Keywords
Business Incubators, Social Capital, Human Capital, Physical Capital, Career Success
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