The Development of High-Technology Firms: An Entrepreneurship in Networks Approach

P.M. Kirwan

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    Abstract

    From social network theory, the entrepreneurial process involves accumulating scarce resources, building reputation, finding partners and attracting clients, knowledge, suppliers, etc. from the environment (Autio, Yli-Renko & Salonen, 1997; Brush, Greene & Hart, 2001; O’Farrell & Hitchens, 1998; Birley & Cromie, 1988). This practice among start-up firms has been widely reported and evidenced in entrepreneurship literature. The value of networks as an integral part of entrepreneurial success is widely acknowledged; however, there is considerable confusion and disagreement as to the role particular network characteristics play in the performance of emerging firms (Johannisson, 2000; Rowley et al., 2000) and especially as to what network characteristics are most advantageous in a firm’s early stages (Hite and Hesterly, 2001). The aim of this paper is to examine to what extent the characteristics of structural and relational patterns of networks explain differences in performance?
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2008
    Event16th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2008 - Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 21 May 200823 May 2008
    Conference number: 16

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    Conference16th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2008
    Abbreviated titleHTSF
    CountryNetherlands
    CityEnschede
    Period21/05/0823/05/08

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    High-technology firms
    Entrepreneurship
    Social network theory
    Integral
    Suppliers
    Entrepreneurial success
    Resources
    Start-up firms
    Entrepreneurial process

    Keywords

    • IR-73739
    • METIS-249650

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    Kirwan, P. M. (2008). The Development of High-Technology Firms: An Entrepreneurship in Networks Approach. Paper presented at 16th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2008, Enschede, Netherlands.
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