The Role of ICT in Social Capital Construction of Rural Female Entrepreneurship

In this paper, ICT is proposed to create or strengthen social capital of rural female entrepreneurs. A model of the impact of ICT on rural female social capital and self-employment was founded under the framework of social capital theory and entrepreneurship theory. A field survey conducted in Liaoling province was reported to support the propositions by the author. The result indicated that the implement of ICT encouraged female rural entrepreneurs to create, maintain, and extend their bonding, bridging, and linking forms of social capital, and to impulse the entrepreneurs during self-employing, finally. Some suggestions on how to build social capital with ICT implementing and how to impel rural female to self-employ were put forward as the conclusion.

Hongmei Huo
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