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Network practices and entrepreneurial growth

Anderson, Alistair R. and Drakopoulou Dodd, Sarah and Jack, Sarah L. (2010) Network practices and entrepreneurial growth. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 26 (2). pp. 121-133. ISSN 0956-5221

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Abstract

Networking plays an important and well-studied role in entrepreneurial start-up processes, but its role in subsequent venture growth is less well understood. This paper reports on an in-depth longitudinal study of entrepreneurial networking practices through venture growth. We discover that the entrepreneur's growth-focused networking practices involved specific patterns of activity, i.e. spans. We theorise these practices employing Bourdieu's habitus. Our contribution is to identify and analyze specific networking practices that enact the entrepreneurial growth process.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Scandinavian Journal of Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: Network ; Entrepreneur ; Growth ; Practice ; Habitus ; Process ; Spans ; Strategy
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Institute for Enterprise & Entrepeneurial Development (IEED)
ID Code: 45437
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 19:32
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2014 16:01
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/45437

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