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Business formation -- a network approach

  • Johannisson, Bengt
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    This article suggests that the key to entrepreneurial success is to be found in the ability to develop and maintain a personal network. In elaborating this proposition I regard the environment of the business venture as "enacted". The inexperienced new entrepreneur needs support to create a personal network and to manage the enacted environment. The concept of the "organizing context", defined as a clustered sociocentric network, is introduced to provide a tool with which the entrepreneur can deal more efficiently with the different subprocesses that create his or her reality. The approach supplies a framework within which various forms of entrepreneurship -- indigenous, corporate, etc. -- can be compared and analysed beyond their institutional differences. The interaction between various forms of entrepreneurship and organizing contexts is empirically illustrated from case studies.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Scandinavian Journal of Management.

    Volume (Year): 4 (1988)
    Issue (Month): 3-4 ()
    Pages: 83-99

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:scaman:v:4:y:1988:i:3-4:p:83-99
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