Relationship between Past Experience, Social Network Participation and Creative Capacity: Vietnamese Entrepreneurship Survey
CEB Working Paper No. 16/032
14 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2016 Last revised: 29 Jul 2019
Date Written: July 7, 2016
The notions of entrepreneurship and creativity in developed economies, despite having gained attention among researchers, remain embryonic in numerous emerging economies. Being focused on entrepreneurs in a typical transitional and emerging market economy, Vietnam, this paper aims to empirically explore the influence that past entrepreneurial efforts may exert on the perceptions of entrepreneurs about their own creativity performance. The study also seeks to understand how entrepreneurs social networks contribute to perceived creativity capacity by entrepreneurs who participate in those societies. The empirical research results suggest that entrepreneurs with business experience and active networking engagement are more likely to believe in their own creativity. This knowledge and insights in turn offer some implications for addressing the lack of radical creativity among Vietnamese entrepreneurs.
Keywords: Creativity/innovation, entrepreneurship, emerging economy, Vietnam
JEL Classification: M13, O33, P21, P27
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