Sub-theme 29: Entrepreneurship as Networking: Dynamics and Mechanisms of Organizing Social Networks

Tom Elfring, University of Liverpool Management School, United Kingdom
Elco van Burg, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Kim Klyver, University of Southern Denmark & University of Adelaide, Australia
Session Time Corridor 1: Thursday, July 08, 09:00 to 12:00, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)
Entrepreneurship as networking: key dynamics
Chair: Elco van Burg
Ruben van Werven, Rudi Palmieri and Alessandro Giudici
Selling yourself or getting to know the other? How entrepreneurs approach speed dates with investors
Discussant(s): Ryan Rumble
Katharina Scheidgen, Yuval Engel and Joris J. Ebbers
Team entrepreneurial network(ing)
Discussant(s): Mariko Watanabe
Miruna Radu-Lefebvre, Vincent Lefebvre and Alistair Anderson
Minding the social capital gap between new venture stages
Discussant(s): Alessandro Bressan
Nazlı Berberoglu Yilmaz and Sükrü Özen
The contextually informed measurement of corporate political ties, and their value contingent upon the political empowerment of the ruling party
Discussant(s): Mette Søgaard Nielsen
Session Time Corridor 2: Thursday, July 08, 17:00 to 20:00, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)
Networking dynamics: Communication and support
Chair: Tom Elfring
Brigitte Biehl
“I need to start drinking alcohol”: Affective enterprising of celebpreneurs in the popular media
Discussant(s): Dina Ayman
Niina Erkama, Joanne Bakhuis and Joanne Bakhuis
Strategic communication in stakeholder networks as a source of resilience for SMEs
Discussant(s): Michaela Hruskova
Esther Leibel and Denise Falchetti
When money isn’t everything – Exploring different patterns of entrepreneur resource acquisition
Discussant(s): Ruben van Werven
Mette Nielsen, Kim Klyver and Pekka Stenholm
Networking orientation turning social support into progress – A dynamic model
Discussant(s): Kuk George
Jean-Éric Pelet and dhouha Jaziri
For a small-medium businesses’ effective social media marketing: A Delphi study on identifying the effectiveness’ prerequisites
Discussant(s): Miruna Radu-Lefebvre
Session Time Corridor 3: Friday, July 09, 09:00 to 12:00, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)
Networking dynamics in scarcity settings and ecosystems
Chair: Kim Klyver
Alessandro Bressan and Helene Deburgh
All you need are relationships: A theoretical account of the antecedents to social capital acquisition for regional entrepreneurs
Discussant(s): Jane Khayesi
Dina Ashour
To what extent did social capital act as a coping mechanism for the growth of digital SMEs within the context of institutional voids?
Discussant(s): Nazlı Berberoğlu
George Kuk, Stephanie Giamporcaro and Amon Simba
Micro-entrepreneurship in Kenyan slums: Enacting Paying–it–forward, Altruism and Networks in the COVID–19 Pandemic
Discussant(s): Niina Erkama
Michaela Hruskova
Towards a conceptual model of governance of entrepreneurial ecosystems
Discussant(s): Katharina Scheidgen
Mariko Watanabe and Michiko Ashizawa
What kind of networking actions and network characteristics are effective for institutional entrepreneurs in emerging entrepreneurial ecosystem?
Discussant(s): Esther Leibel
Session Time Corridor 4: Friday, July 09, 16:00 to 19:00, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)
Networking mechanisms: Dark sides and paradoxes
Chair: Tom Elfring
Jane Khayesi
Is social capital always good? The moderating role of context on the social capital-entrepreneurial link in emerging economies
Discussant(s): Birgitte Biehl
Ryan Rumble, Marta Caccamo, Norbert Steigenberger, Brian McCauley and Brian McCauley
Nascent entrepreneurs’ networking paradox in the creative industries
Discussant(s): Jean-Eric Pelet
Starts with a presentation by Elco van Burg on network mechanisms
Finishes with a general discussion on research implications and opportunities
Session Time Corridor 5: Saturday, July 10, 12:30 to 12:30, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)