On-Line Social Network Sites and Negative Social Capital, The Influences in Albanian Economy

Miftar Ramosacaj, Alba Robert Dumi, Fjona Zeneli


In the terminology of political economy made a distinction between quantitative economic policy and structural economic policies. Quantitative policies are policies aimed at controlling short-term economic cycles through quantitative interventions: fiscal stimulus (decrease or increase taxes and / or government spending), the increase or decrease of the rate of interest, intervention by monetary policy; in other words, the policy aimed at orienting the economy in one or another direction through management macroeconomic parameters. These are policies which in most cases common concern to economists and state fiscal bureaucracy (such as ministries of finance or central bank), or even ideological opposite orientations politicians express the necessity of one or another kind. These groups often finds in dealing with economic problems dealing with the need for or the effects of this kind: for example, given arguments for the necessity of lowering taxes to businesses in order to encourage investment; need for to stimulate demand through increased public spending; debate on the reduction or increase of VAT or excise or tax rates etc.. Foundation is totally debate revolves around the use of the macroeconomic mechanisms in response to cyclical economic developments. In this paper we want to illustrate the facts that both means of supplying markets exporting and production in those markets. Moreover, there are two international business activities that we are studying in our paper research. The main hypothesis is: “Is there a negative “Social Capital”? The database includes 1000 questionnaire about 50 relevant variables (collected during April, May, and June 2011 in Vlore city). The statistical program SPSS is used for creating, testing econometric models which links economic, social and demographic attributes of Internet users with frequencies of accessing / using of the Internet. The paper aims to reach conclusions for the city of Vlore, Albania, to figures out the chances that youth spend hours in Internet contributing in a negative “Social Capital”.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2014.v3n1p157

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