Social Capital of entrepreneurs and small firm performance: A meta-analysis of temporal and contextual contingencies

W. Stam, S. Arzlanian, T. Elfring

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Abstract

Despite a surge of studies examining the role of social capital in the entrepreneurial process, no quantitative assessments exist of the empirical evidence to date. To resolve seemingly conflicting results, we conducted a meta-analysis of the link between entrepreneurs' personal networks and small firm performance and identify new moderators affecting this relationship. Analyses of 61 independent samples indicated that the social capital-performance link was positive and significant (r
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-173
JournalJournal of Business Venturing
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Moderators
Firm performance
Social capital
Entrepreneurs
Meta-analysis
Small firms
Contingency
Empirical evidence
Moderator
Personal networks
Entrepreneurial process

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Social Capital of entrepreneurs and small firm performance: A meta-analysis of temporal and contextual contingencies. / Stam, W.; Arzlanian, S.; Elfring, T.

In: Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2014, p. 152-173.

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