Network Embeddedness as a Predictor of Performance for New Technology-Based Firms
International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship, Vol. 1, No. 3, p. 313-341, 2008
Posted: 25 Jul 2009 Last revised: 29 Sep 2013
Date Written: July 24, 2009
The logic of network embeddedness has been widely used in the technology entrepreneurship literature in recent years, yet itso perationalisation and use are neither well understood nor agreed upon. This paper reviews the logic of network embeddedness as it has been invoked and operationalised to predict the performance of New Technology-Based Firms (NTBFs). We find network embeddedness to be a useful predictor for NTBF performance when operationalised at both the dyad and network levels and when interaction effects or contingency factors that account for environmental conditions and firm constraints are included.
Keywords: network embeddedness, growth, technology entrepreneurship, NTBFs, new technology-based firms, networks, performance
JEL Classification: M13, O32
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