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Kinship in Entrepreneur Networks: Performance Effects of Resource Assembly in Africa

Khayesi, JNO and George, G and Antonakis, J (2014) 'Kinship in Entrepreneur Networks: Performance Effects of Resource Assembly in Africa.' Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 38 (6). 1323 - 1342. ISSN 1042-2587

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Abstract

© 2014 Baylor University. We examine the relationship among structural social capital, resource assembly, and firm performance of entrepreneurs in Africa. We posit that social capital primarily composed of kinship or family ties helps the entrepreneur to raise resources, but it does so at a cost. Using data drawn from small firms in Kampala, Uganda, we explore how shared identity among the entrepreneur's social network moderates the relationship between social capital and outcomes. A large network contributed a higher quantity of resources raised, but at a higher cost when shared identity was high. We discuss the implications of these findings for the role of family ties and social capital in resource assembly, with an emphasis on developing economies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 11:00
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019 14:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15434

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