Revisiting the research on social networks and entrepreneurship: An integrative framework and research agenda

Xiao Wang, Li Zhu*, Ricardo T. Xiang, Leven J. Zheng

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Abstract

Following on from reviews about social networks and entrepreneurship published more than 10 years ago, this article updates our knowledge by reviewing and grouping representative studies among 693 articles selected from the Web of Science. This review identifies research patterns in major subrealms, examines research achievements in the light of earlier reviews' suggestions discusses directions for further research, and develops an integrative framework to advance theory and empirical knowledge of social networks and entrepreneurship.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Management Review
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2024

Keywords

  • entrepreneurship
  • literature review
  • social capital
  • social network

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