Central questions in entrepreneurship research concern the characteristics of the venture creation process and the factors determining the faith of a start-up project or the success of a new venture. Among other factors discussed social capital seems to play a pivotal role. Social capital is often tested for in entrepreneurship studies; however especially our knowledge about the team-social capital relationship is sparse. Scholars suggest that a start-up team compared to a solo-entrepreneur can gain more easily access to resources through the social network of its members (Davidsson & Honig, 2003). On the other hand a start-up team can perform more activities in the start-up process on their own, because a team combines different skills from its members (Gartner, 1985). In this paper investigate to what extent teams and solo-entrepreneurs rely on social capital during the venture creation process. We are also interested in the effects of social capital on later venture performance.
Cantner, Uwe and Stuetzer, Michael
"THE USE OF SOCIAL CAPITAL BY SOLO-ENTREPRENEURS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL TEAMS IN INNOVATIVE INDUSTRIES (INTERACTIVE PAPER),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 29
, Article 14.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol29/iss7/14