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dc.contributor.authorLöfsten. Hans
dc.contributor.authorIsaksson. Andersen
dc.contributor.authorRannikko. Heikkien
dc.date.accessioned2023-04-25T09:06:42Z
dc.date.available2023-04-25T09:06:42Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationLöfsten, H., Isaksson, A., Rannikko, H. 'The Effect of Entrepreneurial Networks on New Technology-Based Firms’ Growth: The Mediating Role of Growth Orientation'. - Dublin: Senate Hall, International Review of Entrepreneurship, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp 277-300.en
dc.identifier.issn1649-2269
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/102528
dc.description.abstractSmall high-tech firms usually engage in networking to overcome their lack of resources. Entrepreneurial networks can provide valuable social capital resources that enhance the growth possibilities of new technology-based firms (NTBFs). In this context, entrepreneurs’ growth orientation is crucial to explain the growth of new firms. This study determines the effect of entrepreneurial networks on NTBFs’ performance under the mediating influence of growth orientation by analysing 241 NTBFs that were established during 2013 in Sweden. Furthermore, in 2014, the average size of NTBFs was two employees. Exploratory factor analysis of the questionnaire-based data on entrepreneurial networks and growth orientation and secondary business data on sales growth between 2014 and 2016 indicates that growth orientation partially and significantly mediates the relationship between entrepreneurial networks and the growth of small high-tech firms. Therefore, founders’ or managers’ growth orientation can have positive implications for NTBFs’ future development based on the linkages established in the initial operational years.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSenate Hallen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Review of Entrepreneurshipen
dc.relation.haspartVol. 20, Issue 2, 2022eng
dc.rightsY
dc.subjectgrowth|growth orientation|entrepreneurial networks|new technology-based firms|Swedish firmsen
dc.titleThe Effect of Entrepreneurial Networks on New Technology-Based Firms’ Growth: The Mediating Role of Growth Orientation
dc.typeJournal article
dc.status.refereedYes
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