Social capital, knowledge, and the international growth of technology-based new firms
This paper develops a model of the international growth of technology-based new firms (TBNFs) by drawing on the social capital theory and the knowledge-based view of the firm. The model aims at explaining the role of intra- and inter-organizational relationships in building the firm's distinctive knowledge base and in achieving international growth. It is hypothesized that internal and external social capital influence the acquisition and creation of knowledge, and that knowledge is a key resource driving the international growth of TBNFs. The model also takes into account the influence of growth orientation on international growth. The model is tested with longitudinal growth data from Finnish TBNFs. Structural equation modeling provides support for the hypotheses. The results suggest highly relevant practical implications for entrepreneurs: by fostering social capital within the firm and in external relationships, significant benefits can be achieved for the firm's knowledge base and international growth.
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Volume (Year): 11 (2002)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
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