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Firm Networks and the Firm Development: The Role of the Relational Mix

Lechner, Christian, Dowling, Michael and Welpe, Isabell (2006) Firm Networks and the Firm Development: The Role of the Relational Mix. Journal of Business Venturing 21 (4), pp. 514-540.

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This study examines the role of different networks, called the relational mix, on the development of the entrepreneurial firm. Our regression analysis of survey data from 60 venture capital-financed firms questions the importance of network size on firm development. Rather, our results suggest that different types of networks are more important for firm development. In particular, we found a ...


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Item type:Article
Institutions:Business, Economics and Information Systems > Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre > Lehrstuhl für Innovations- und Technologiemanagement (Prof. Dr. Michael Dowling)
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Keywords:Entrepreneurship; networks; firm growth; performance
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Partially
Item ID:9
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