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The dynamic role of social capital and high technology INVs

The dynamic role of social capital and high technology INVs

Batas, Spiros and Leppäaho, Tanja (2014) The dynamic role of social capital and high technology INVs. In: 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business (AIB): "Local Contexts in Global Business", 23-26 June 2014, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. (Unpublished)

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International entrepreneurship is a promising field to examine the dynamic aspect of social capital. International New Ventures (INVs) are companies that internationalize their operations rapidly and their nature is very dynamic. The purpose of this article is to examine the different roles of social capital, efficacy role, serendipity role and liability role in the international operations of seven Scottish and Greek SMEs. We argue that the different roles of social capital are not clearly demarcated in the current literature. We found that the efficacy role of social capital played a more important role in the initial stages of internationalization. However, the serendipity role of social capital was more important for companies with many structural holes that did not have the necessary network relationships to bridge them. All in all, we highlight that virtual social capital in the digital era is becoming more and more important.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: INVs, social capital, international entrepreneurship
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
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