Sub-theme 25: Entrepreneurs, Networking and Clusters: A Multi-level Perspective

Cristina Boari, University of Bologna, Italy
Tom Elfring, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
F. Xavier Molina Morales, Universitat Jaume I de Castelló, Spain
Session I: Thursday, July 03, 11:00 to 12:30, T3-29
Role of Intermediaries in Network Relations
Chair: Tom Elfring
Caren Klingbeil, Thorsten Semrau and Mark Ebers
Organization-level institutional context, leadership, and researchers' inclination towards academic entrepreneurship
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Gianni Lorenzoni
Mark H. Lazerson, Gianni Lorenzoni and Carlo Boschetti
Triggering new Italian industries: the role of anchoring enterprises from wine to chocolate
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Eliad Shmuel
Stephan Manning, Thomas Bejarano and Eliad Shmuel
How entrepreneurs combine social capital for crowdfunding projects: an explorative study of Kickstarter campaigns
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Caren Klingbeil
Session II: Thursday, July 03, 14:00 to 15:30, T3-29
Entrepreneurial Networks
Chair: Cristina Boari
Beier Michael
Balancing exploration and exploitation in network development of entrepreneurial ventures: Expansion of micro-foundations and integration in a dynamic model
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Caterina Muzzi
Christian Lechner and Sveinn Gudmundsson
The interplay of entrepreneurial networks and firm performance within high-tech clusters
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Mauro Capestro
Felipe Marcondes, Sergio Luis Seloti and Fernanda Yasuzawa Praxedes
Entrepreneurship network: Actors and archetypes
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Elco van Burg
Tomas Karlsson, Elco van Burg and Mariëtte Kaandorp
Agency at varying levels of embeddedness: The creation of networks by nascent entrepreneurs
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Michael Beier
Session III: Thursday, July 03, 16:00 to 17:30, T3-29
Cluster Dynamics
Chair: F. Xavier Molina-Morales
Ignasi Capdevila
A multi-level view of localized dynamics of innovation. Coworking spaces as microclusters.
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): José Antonio Belso-Martínez
José Antonio Belso Martínez
The formation and dissolution of inter-firm linkages in lengthy and stable networks in clusters
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Philippe Lefèbvre
Lefèbvre Philippe
Organized vs organic clusters evolutions
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Alessandro Pagano
Alessandro Pagano, Giancarlo Ferrero and Roberta Bocconcelli
Using network pictures to understand changes in market relationships by industrial cluster small and medium firms
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Ignasi Capdevila
Session IV: Friday, July 04, 09:00 to 10:30, T3-29
Networking and Incubators
Chair: Tom Elfring
Kyosuke Inagaki
Could networking activities feed relational assets among the small firms under the policy of industrial cluster development? Inter-textual analysis on behavioral practices between incubation manager and advertising creators
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Silvia Rita Sedita
Roberto Grandinetti and Silvia Rita Sedita
Relationships at work in a networked incubator. The case of H-Farm
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Ruben van Werven
Ruben van Werven, Joep P. Cornelissen and Onno Bouwmeester
Enacting and selling an unpredictable future: A study of how entrepreneurs combine multiple roles for action
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Kyosuke Inagaki
Session V: Friday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30, T3-29
Social Networks and Networking by Entrepreneurs
Chair: Cristina Boari
Mahdi Tajeddin and Yasaman Gorji
Shock, a life-giving or a fatal factor: Political shock and internationalization of SMEs
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Tamara Galkina
Tamara Galkina, Galina Shirokova and Karina Shishkova
University infrastructure and entrepreneurial decision-making: Exploring preferences for effectual and causal reasoning of student entrepreneurs
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Igor Filatotchev
Cristiano Bellavitis, Igor Filatotchev and Joost Rietveld
Does familiarity among venture capital co-investors lead to higher performance?
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Mahdi Tajeddin
Session VI: Saturday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, T3-29
Clusters as Networks
Chair: F. Xavier Molina-Morales
Luca Giustiniano and Chiara D'Alise
Small world network structure and innovation
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Christian Lechner
Sergio Albertini and Caterina Muzzi
Entrepreneurial practices and growth: In search of the role of context
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Felipe Marcondes Guimarães de Carvalho
Mauro Capestro, Giovanni Pino and Gianluigi Guido
The role of knowledge and inter-firm relations in the renewal process of industrial districts in crisis: an exploratory study
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Luca Giustiniano
Session VII: Saturday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, T3-29
Chair: Tom Elfring
Guillermo Casasnovas
The role of intermediaries in the formation of the social finance market in the UK
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Andreea Gorbatai
Andreea D. Gorbatai and Sonali Shah
Symbiotic spaces: How makerspaces simultaneously support exploration and exploitation
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Hiroshi Togo
Hiroshi Togo, Tadahiko Yoshida, Takehisa Yamada and Fumihiko Ichikawa
Formation of the platform for a multi-sector partnership: The "framing" process for an institutional change of a Japan's porcelain producing area
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Guillermo Casasnovas