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Internet Entrepreneurship: Networks and Performance of Internet Ventures in China


Bat Batjargal


Harvard University - Davis Center

February 2005

William Davidson Institute Working Paper No. 753

Abstract:     
This article examines the contingent value of entrepreneurs' networks to survival likelihood of Internet ventures, and the dynamics of entrepreneurs' networks over time. The empirical data are composed of the longitudinal surveys of 94 Internet ventures in Beijing, China. The study found the positive and the negative contingent effects of structural holes on the survival likelihood of new firms. The study found that networking skills of entrepreneurs are associated positively with the changes in networks over time. Improved social skills lead to greater firm legitimacy.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 31

Keywords: Structural holes, human capital, Internet, entrepreneurship, China

JEL Classification: M13, D85, L14, L25, P27

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Date posted: April 4, 2005  

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Batjargal, Bat, Internet Entrepreneurship: Networks and Performance of Internet Ventures in China (February 2005). William Davidson Institute Working Paper No. 753. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=682548 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.682548

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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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