The objective of the present research is to study the effect of the social capital on the competitive behavior of the companies with the applied nature. The research method is descriptive-analytic and has a correlational type.The statistical population of the research includes sixty managers of the food industry companies in Hamedan. The statistical sample of the research includes fifty two managers of the food industry companies. The linear regression test was used.
The research findings showed that there is a meaningful relationship between social capital and competitive behavior. Also, there are meaningful relationships between social capital and competitive propensity, social capital and competitive magnitude, as well as social capital and competitive complexity