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Network capability and its effect on entrepreneurial orientation and new venture performance
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
2008 (English)In: 2008 European Academy of Management Conference on Management Diversity: European Destiny and Hope, 2008Conference paper, Meeting abstract (Other academic)
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It is assumed that network capability (NC), defined as an ability to develop and utilize inter-organizational relationships (Walter et al., 2006), can be important for competitiveness in new firms, since it can help the firm to get access to external resources and capabilities that often are missing in startups. This paper therefore investigates the influence of NC on new ventures' entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and performance during the first years of operation. Except for direct relationships, the paper also tests for moderation effects from the level of complexity in the venture and the maturity of the ventures' market. Data derived from 171 Swedish startups show that NC effects EO and firm performance positively. Moderation effects are only apparent for venture performance where a complex venture has less use of NC and a venture with an immature market more use of NC.

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-40639Local ID: fd4d6780-26fe-11dd-8187-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:1014160
European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Conference : 14/05/2008 - 17/05/2008
Godkänd; 2008; 20080521 (sari_r)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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