Identifying the Components of Social Capital in Managing the Covid-19 Pandemic Crisis

Document Type : Research Paper


1 MSc. Student, Department of Public Administration Student, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

2 MSc. Student, Department of Business Management, Faculty of Business and Economics, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran.

3 Assistant Prof., Department of Business Management, Faculty of Business and Economics, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran.


Objective: The purpose of this study is to identify the elements and components of social capital in managing the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.
Methods: The present study is cross-sectional, inductive, qualitative, and explanatory research. Its 11 participants included social science experts who were selected through purposive judgment sampling. In order to collect data, semi-structured texts and interviews were used and thematic analysis was used to code the gathered qualitative data.
Results: The results showed that social trust, social participation, awareness, economic factors, soft infrastructure, and structural issues of the government, and its subdivisions have an important role in the social capital required to manage the Coronavirus crisis.
Conclusion: The role of social capital in the dynamic evolving threats, according to the findings of the present study, is not always negative or positive; therefore, the behavior of the people must be changed. Also, the governments’ legal, infrastructural, economic, and political measures, along with the increase in public confidence and awareness in such decisions can reduce the destructive effects of the crises.


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