The role of social and human capital among nascent entrepreneurs
Davidsson, Per & Honig, Benson L. (2003) The role of social and human capital among nascent entrepreneurs. Journal of Business Venturing, 18(3), pp. 301-331.
This study examines nascent entrepreneurship by comparing individuals engaged in nascent activities (n = 380) with a control group (n=608), after screening a sample from the general population (n=30,427). The study then follows the developmental process of nascent entrepreneurs for 18 months.
Bridging and bonding social capital, consisting of both strong and weak ties, was a robust predictor regarding who became a nascent entrepreneur as well as for advancing through the start-up process. With regard to outcomes like first sale or showing a profit, only one aspect of social capital, viz. being a member of a business network, had a statistically significant positive effect. The study supports human capital in predicting entry into nascent entrepreneurship, but only weakly for carrying the start-up process towards successful completion.
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