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Nations of entrepreneurs: A social capital perspective

  • Kwon, Seok-Woo
  • Arenius, Pia
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    This research examined the effects of social capital on entrepreneurial opportunity perception and weak tie investment using individual-level data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor linked with national-level data on social capital. Consistent with a social capital perspective, this study found that a resident of a country with higher generalized trust and breadth of formal organizational memberships was more likely to perceive entrepreneurial opportunities. A resident of a country with higher generalized trust was also more likely to invest in an entrepreneur with whom he or she had a weak personal tie than was a resident of a country with lesser generalized trust.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Business Venturing.

    Volume (Year): 25 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 3 (May)
    Pages: 315-330

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