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Record number 497455
Title Bridging ties and the role of research and start-up experience on the early growth of Dutch academic spin-offs
Author(s) Scholten, Victor; Omta, S.W.F.; Kemp, R.G.M.; Elfring, T.
Source Technovation 45-46 (2015). - ISSN 0166-4972 - p. 40 - 51.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2015.05.001
Department(s) Management Studies
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2015
Keyword(s) Bridging ties;
Abstract Bridging ties are important for obtaining new information. However, when entrepreneurs try to bridge between two networks, they may face problems due to the variety of knowledge among individuals in both networks. In this paper, we argue that specific human capital is essential for interpreting new information and coordinating action when bridging between networks. In a sample of 70 Dutch academic spin-offs, our findings show that specific human capital increases the relative impact of bridging ties on early spin-off growth. This paper sheds light on the value of bridging ties for entrepreneurs and provides implications for practitioners.
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