Inside the Innovation Ecosystem: Embeddedness, Venture Type and Social Tie Development in Nascent Ventures

13 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2015

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Yuzhen Zhou

University of Cincinnati

Charles H. Matthews

University of Cincinnati - Department of Management

Mark T. Schenkel

Belmont University - College of Business Administration

Date Written: December 8, 2015

Abstract

This research presents a series of testable propositions examining the context of the innovation ecosystem and the role of start-up types and the founders’ relationships with social tie development in the venture’s early stages. Studies suggest that, in general, social capital provides a compelling focal point for new venture creation activity. We incorporate the innovation ecosystem concept to further explicate the role of contextual factors in the development and utilization of social capital in the early venture stages.

Suggested Citation

Zhou, Yuzhen and Matthews, Charles H. and Schenkel, Mark T., Inside the Innovation Ecosystem: Embeddedness, Venture Type and Social Tie Development in Nascent Ventures (December 8, 2015). 6th Annual George Washington University (GWU)-International Council for Small Business (ICSB) Global Entrepreneurship Research and Policy Conference. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2700812 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2700812

Yuzhen Zhou (Contact Author)

University of Cincinnati ( email )

Cincinnati, OH 45221-0389
United States

Charles H. Matthews

University of Cincinnati - Department of Management ( email )

United States

Mark T. Schenkel

Belmont University - College of Business Administration ( email )

1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN
United States
615 460 6784 (Phone)

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