Supporter Networks and Network Growth: A Contingency Model of Organizational Emergence

Posted: 14 Oct 2011

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Scott L. Newbert

Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College - The City University of New York

Erno T. Tornikoski

Grenoble Ecole de Management

Date Written: September 6, 2010

Abstract

Despite the belief that networks are essential to entrepreneurial success, very few studies consider the role of networks in the founding of new organizations. In response, we test the direct and interactive effects of the characteristics of nascent entrepreneurs’ supporter networks and network growth on organizational emergence. We find that the governance and content of the supporter network, along with network growth, are important in predicting organizational emergence, and the structure and content of the supporter network may inform the need for network growth. We conclude by discussing the implications of our findings for academics and practitioners.

Keywords: network growth, Nascent entrepreneurs, organizational emergence, PSED

JEL Classification: D85, L26

Suggested Citation

Newbert, Scott L. and Tornikoski, Erno T., Supporter Networks and Network Growth: A Contingency Model of Organizational Emergence (September 6, 2010). Small Business Economics, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1944030

Scott L. Newbert

Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College - The City University of New York ( email )

NY
United States

Erno T. Tornikoski (Contact Author)

Grenoble Ecole de Management ( email )

12 rue Pierre SĂ©mard
Grenoble Cedex, 38003
France

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