Wang, Rong (2012). "A Network Perspective of Social Capital: Linking Effective Information and Communication Technology Use to Human Capability and Development" Paper presented at the 9th annual conference of the HDCA, 5-7 September 2012, Jakarta, Indonesia.

This study examined two lines of relationship. First, it tests how existing civic associations, and the stock of bonding and bridging social ties influence the effective use of the Internet for informational, economic, political, social and cultural capability. Second, it explored how the five dimensions of ICT-supported capability can impact on social capital change in the local community. Drawing from the network perspective of social capital and the Capability Approach, this study highlights the value of social networks in developing communities, particularly in the context of Internet use. This paper contributes to the IC4D studies through the empirical investigation of the value of social capital in explaining the links between ICTs and human development.