Capital of Local Communities and Its Accumulation


  • Monika Krakowiak-Drzewiecka Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Katowicach
  • Agnieszka Kristof Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Katowicach


local community, capital, capital accomulation


The aim of the article is to present how to analyse the capital of a local community (commune) and the method of its accumulation on the basis of a case study. It was assumed that the capital of the local community consists of 7 components of capital: natural, human, cultural, social, political, financial and infrastructural, and its accumulation contributes to the socio-economic development of the commune and improvement of the living standard of its inhabitants, which in turn translates into an increase in its attractiveness and competitiveness. The empirical implementation of the adopted goal was the preparation of a case study of the “Aktywne Zabrze” project. It was created on the basis of a direct interview with the project organizer and information from secondary sources. Identification of community capitals used in the “Aktywne Zabrze” project and their mutual interactions allowed for the conclusion that the development of individual types of capitals and the interactions between them are decisive for accumulation in each type and for the commune’s capital in general.