The Connections between Founders' Social Network and Human Capital in Technology-Based New Ventures

Lee J. Zane, Donna Marie Decarolis

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Abstract

This research examines the relationship between a founding team's social network and the acquisition of its critical human capital. First, explicitly dealing with technology-based firms, we disaggregate the founder(s) social network into four sub-networks: academic, industry, finance, and personal (family and community). Then, we detail the relationship between these individual sub-networks and the acquisition of both technical and business skilled human capital. Our results confirm that individual sub-networks have a differential effect on acquiring both technical and business human capital.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-432
Number of pages32
JournalEntrepreneurship Research Journal
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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