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An Empirical Study on the Relationship Between Entrepreneur's Social Network and Entrepreneurial Performance: The Case of the Chinese IT Industry

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3 Author(s)
Zhao Xiaodong ; Sch. of Bus., Zhejiang Univ. City Coll. (ZUCC), Hangzhou, China ; Guo Weiwei ; Greeven, M.

The paper used data from the Chinese IT industry to test the effects of a mediator over the relationship between entrepreneurial social network and entrepreneurial performance. Results showed that entrepreneurs' social network size was the predictor in entrepreneurial self-efficacy, which in turn, results in better entrepreneurial performance. Results also showed that the relationship between entrepreneurial social network and entrepreneurial self-efficacy was moderated by entrepreneurial stage and experience. Implications of the findings for researchers and practitioners are presented.

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Information Technology and Applications (IFITA), 2010 International Forum on  (Volume:3 )

Date of Conference:

16-18 July 2010