Do all roads lead to Rome? An investigation into social networks for entrepreneurs to acquire resources

Jinpei Wu, Shuyi Zhang, Christopher Neck

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Abstract

The closure argument and structural holes argument of networks theory have been favoured by different researchers. This paper attempts to combine them for entrepreneurs to seek resources necessary for new venture creation and new venture success. The authors categorise resources into 'complementary resources' and 'augmentary resources'. Both are necessary for new ventures, but each serves a different purpose. Moreover, closure arguments and structural holes provide resources in different manners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-31
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Economics and Business Research
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

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Complementary resources
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Keywords

  • Closure arguments
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Resources
  • Structural holes argument

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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