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The dynamic role of social capital and high technology INVs

Batas, S. and Kontinen, T. (2014) The dynamic role of social capital and high technology INVs. Paper presented to: Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Meeting 2014, Vancouver, Canada, 23-26 June 2014. (Unpublished)

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Abstract: 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.
Uncontrolled Keywords: INVs, social capital, international entrepreneurship
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM708 Social capital
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF1379 International commerce
Creators: Batas, Spiros and Kontinen, Tanja
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Business & Law
Date: June 2014
Date Type: Publication
Event Title: Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Meeting 2014
Event Dates: 23-26 June 2014
Event Location: Vancouver, Canada
Event Type: Conference
Language: English
Status: Unpublished
Refereed: Yes
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