Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1481950
 


 



Assessing Rural Community Empowerment: What it takes to Think Innovatively A Doctoral Research Proposal


Lucy H. Lopez


Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

September 1, 2008

Journal of CENTRUM Cathedra, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 145-163, 2008

Abstract:     
Rural communities’ capacity to absorb policy intervention towards sustained development could be improved if individuals thought innovatively as a result of increased empowerment and strengthened community organization involving individual and collective effort. The aim of the proposed study is to analyze the relationship between community members’ empowerment and their innovative thinking, influenced by the social capital of their community organization and using health promotion as the intervening factor. Health, an essential element for development, implies individual’s action through healthy lifestyles and behaviors as well as collective action. The study will take place in rural communities in the Amazon jungle of Peru and will test differences between communities with different intensities of health promotion activities.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 19

Keywords: Rural communities, Social capital, Empowerment, Innovation, Health promotion, Poverty

Accepted Paper Series


Download This Paper

Date posted: October 4, 2009 ; Last revised: March 12, 2012

Suggested Citation

Lopez, Lucy H., Assessing Rural Community Empowerment: What it takes to Think Innovatively A Doctoral Research Proposal (September 1, 2008). Journal of CENTRUM Cathedra, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 145-163, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1481950

Contact Information

Lucy H. Lopez (Contact Author)
Maastricht School of Management (MSM) ( email )
Endepolsdomein 150
Maastricht, Limburg 6201 BE
Netherlands
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 365
Downloads: 96
Download Rank: 159,848

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo4 in 0.579 seconds