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From Offline Social Networks to Online Social Networks: Changes in Entrepreneurship


  • Yang SONG



The paper reviewed studies of entrepreneurship based on the emergency of online social networks. Similar to offline social networks, entrepreneurs’ online social networks have their own unique characteristics. We first reviewed the offline network based research on entrepreneurship. Then we reviewed the studies of entrepreneurship in the context of online social networks including those focusing on topics of network structures and network ties. We highlighted online network communities based on the data collected from LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Our research implies that both researcher and entrepreneurs are facing new opportunities due to the emergence of online social networks.

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  • Yang SONG, 2015. "From Offline Social Networks to Online Social Networks: Changes in Entrepreneurship," Informatica Economica, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 19(2), pages 120-133.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:infoec:v:19:y:2015:i:2:p:120-133

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