Swedish BioTech SMEs: The Veiled Values in Online Networks

Pitt, Leyland and van der Merwe, Rian and Berthon, Pierre and Salehi-Sangeri, Esmail and Barnes, Bradley R. (2005) Swedish BioTech SMEs: The Veiled Values in Online Networks. Technovation, 26 (5/6). pp. 553-560. ISSN 0166-4972. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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For many years, sociologists have conceptualized and debated the value of ‘social capital’, the resources embedded in an actor's social network. The notions of network organizations and strategic alliances have become important forms of entrepreneurial venture, yet often the value in these networks is veiled by network complexity. These associations of individuals and organizations are typically undocumented, difficult to identify by third parties, and even pass unrecognized by their constituent members. They consist of informal Internet networks that are extremely valuable because of the strategic social capital embedded in them.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Entrepreneurship; Social networks; Structural holes; Opportunities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: B.R. Barnes
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2008 12:52
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2014 13:21
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/9234 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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