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Influential factors of network changes: Dynamic network ties and sustainable startup embeddedness

Keidel, Julia; Bican, Peter M.; Riar, Frederik J. 1
1 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


This research investigated influential factors on changes in networks of startups through a qualitative exploratory case study approach. Based on interviews with founders in Germany and selected stakeholders in entrepreneurial networks combined with a network mapping approach, we developed a framework of influential factors on network changes. In essence, this framework categorizes factors into sustainable resource acquisition, knowledge and skill acquisition, interpersonal factors, and interorganizational factors. Overall, our research contributes to a better understanding of factors that impact network changes by providing a construct with potential for theoretical standardization. In addition, this research offers important managerial implications.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000134274
Veröffentlicht am 23.06.2021
DOI: 10.3390/su13116184
Zitationen: 7
Zitationen: 7
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Unternehmungsführung (IBU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2071-1050
KITopen-ID: 1000134274
Erschienen in Sustainability (Switzerland)
Verlag MDPI
Band 13
Heft 11
Seiten 6184
Schlagwörter startup; entrepreneurship; entrepreneurial firm; network; network changes; influential factors; ties; relationships
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