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Nascent entrepreneurial teams managing in networks: mobilization, utilization andsaturation
Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki Finland.
Industrial Start-Up, Finland.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration.
2017 (English)In: Motivating SMEs toCooperate and Internationalize: A Dynamic Perspective / [ed] George Tesar and Zsuzsanna Vincze, New York and London: Taylor & Francis Group, 2017Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The point of departure in this paper is based on the research question: How do nascent entrepreneurs build and maintain value networks in early phases of venture creation? We study 7 firms and 23 respondents. Interviews and visualization techniques were used as base for data collection. We study a three-phase startup process; conceptualization, newly founded and newly established. We contribute to research by illustrating the dynamics in these phases. Our study shows that the value network, in each phase, can be understood as an ongoing modification of three networking activities; network mobilization, network utilization and network saturation. That is, the use of the network lack precision as the venture becomes more mature, thus the entrepreneur experiences a sense of network equivocality. Hence, the entrepreneur manages network equivocality in order to create a higher precision in the value output from the network.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York and London: Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Series
Routledge Studies in Small Business
Keyword [en]
entrepreneur, value networks, dynamics, process
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Business Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-138660OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-138660DiVA: diva2:1136246
Available from: 2017-08-26 Created: 2017-08-26 Last updated: 2017-08-27

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