Board network characteristics and company performance in Sweden : the case of Gnosjö companies and their board members in southern Sweden

Pesamaa, Ossi, Klaesson, Johan, & Haathti, Antti (2011) Board network characteristics and company performance in Sweden : the case of Gnosjö companies and their board members in southern Sweden. In Fayolle, A. & Todorov, K. (Eds.) European Entrepreneurship in Globalizing Economy. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 125-142.

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Abstract

When managers of entrepreneurial companies typically talk about strategies, they first consider what products to make and secondly where to locate the business. The entrepreneurial companies locate in rural areas because of a wish to maintain a certain lifestyle, or because they can combine a resource available there with certain knowledge or interest that they have (Getz and Nilsson, 2004). In addition, many managers of entrepreneurial companies are confident in locating in a rural area, because there often is economic and social structure supportive of local corporate governance. The most central part of corporate governance is the board of directors. In an entrepreneurial company in a rural area, such members of boards are most likely to be individuals in dominant positions influential in the local economy.

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ID Code: 41377
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Board Network Characteristics, Company Performance , Sweden, Entrepreneurship
ISBN: 9781849808217
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Edward Elgar Publishing
Deposited On: 20 Apr 2011 22:41
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2011 19:15

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