Initial Networking Processes of Student Entrepreneurs: The Role of Action and Evaluation
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2019

We study initial entrepreneurial networking, and describe it as a process of initiating, reacting, and evaluating networking. Our study of student entrepreneurs’ weekly diaries particularly points at the interaction of networking actions and cognitive evaluations. We introduce the concept of network momentum, which refers to the entrepreneur’s perception that the network starts to exist without the immediate effort of the entrepreneur, and we analyze the processes that lead to the establishment of network momentum. Our study contributes to the emergent literature on entrepreneurial networking and the role of cognitive evaluative processes in particular.

nascent entrepreneurs

cognitive evaluation

diary study

longitudinal analysis

networking processes

Författare

Mariëtte Kaandorp

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

Elco van Burg

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Tomas Karlsson

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice

1042-2587 (ISSN)

Ämneskategorier

Interaktionsteknik

Mänsklig interaktion med IKT

Företagsekonomi

DOI

10.1177/1042258719834019

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