The Social Dimension of Entrepreneurship
Technovation, Vol. 25, pp. 939-946, 2004
Posted: 2 Oct 2007
This paper proposes an integrative framework to conceptualize important social dimensions of entrepreneurship. The paper reviews and evaluates the current status of research dealing with entrepreneurship, social capital and trust. The proposed framework rests on the recognition that entrepreneurial activities are results of social interactions and mechanisms. In consequence, entrepreneurship cannot merely be understood in terms of "personality characteristics" or in sterile economic terms. In closing, the paper addresses implications for practitioners and for research.
Keywords: entrepreneurship, social capital, trust
JEL Classification: M13, P13
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