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Network practices and entrepreneurial growth.

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


Alistair R. Anderson

Sarah Drakopoulou Dodd

Sarah Jack


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.


ANDERSON, A.R., DODD, S.D. and JACK, S. 2010. Network practices and entrepreneurial growth. Scandinavian journal of management [online], 26(2), pages 121-133. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 26, 2010
Online Publication Date Feb 26, 2010
Publication Date Jun 30, 2010
Deposit Date Jan 6, 2011
Publicly Available Date Jan 6, 2011
Journal Scandinavian journal of management
Print ISSN 0956-5221
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 26
Issue 2
Pages 121-133
Keywords Network; Entrepreneur; Growth; Practice; Habitus; Process; Spans; Strategy
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