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Network practices and entrepreneurial growth.

Anderson, Alistair R.; Drakopoulou Dodd, Sarah; Jack, Sarah

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Alistair R. Anderson

Sarah Drakopoulou Dodd

Sarah Jack

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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 31, 2010
Journal Scandinavian journal of management
Print ISSN 0956-5221
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 26
Issue 2
Pages 121-133
Institution Citation ANDERSON, A.R., DRAKOPOULOU DODD, S. and JACK, S. 2010. Network practices and entrepreneurial growth. Scandinavian journal of management [online], 26(2), pages 121-133. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scaman.2010.01.005
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scaman.2010.01.005
Keywords Network; Entrepreneur; Growth; Practice; Habitus; Process; Spans; Strategy

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