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Network behaviours, social capital, and organisational learning in high-growth entrepreneurial firms

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posted on 05.09.2017, 09:00 by Mathew HughesMathew Hughes, Robert E. Morgan, R. Duane Ireland, Paul Hughes
Despite recent conceptual and theoretical insights into social capital, little is known about the behaviours that generate social capital and how social capital influences organisational learning. The difficulty this gap creates for young entrepreneurial firms is that their managers understand little about how to strategically develop firm behaviour in an effort to create social capital, which is expected to be a powerful means for such firms to overcome their liabilities of newness. Adopting a business incubation context, we present data from UK business incubates testing relationships among network behaviours (resource sharing, shared beliefs, tolerance of incubator management, and strategic network participation), social capital (localised and externalised), and organisational learning (accelerated learning and knowledge assimilation). We find that network behaviours have contrasting effects in generating localised and externalised social capital and both types of social capital differentially influence accelerated learning and knowledge assimilation.

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  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Volume

12

Issue

3

Pages

257 - 272

Citation

HUGHES, M. ... et al., 2011. Network behaviours, social capital, and organisational learning in high-growth entrepreneurial firms. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 12 (3), pp.257-272.

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© Inderscience

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2011

ISSN

1476-1297

eISSN

1741-8054

Language

en

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