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The present study research identified the level of social capital in a small enterprise and its impact in the company itself. In Latin America, the importance of this concept lies in its relevance because diverse disciplines uses it as a reference setting, today it is used not only as part of political science and sociology, but also as part of the organization theory, economics, human behavior and management. It put emphasis in the relationships among people, among organizations and not in the individuals as isolated subjects. One of its advantages is that the social capital can contribute in the analysis of the small local communities from a social perspective and economical development. Because of the nature of the data handled in this study a qualitative design was adopted, and it was used the method case study, selecting for that matter the small enterprise Koolel Kab S. de R.L. Mi. The results of the study show that the origin of enterprise was an initiative of the partners who share the same objectives. It was verified the presence of social capital, which has permitted them to access to new information, to improve its commercialization, to obtain more funds, to develop new products and improve its production and sales. Based on these, we can conclude that social capital has contributed mainly to improve aspects such as learning and knowledge generation, innovation and management processes.

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