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Keywords:

  • Social networks;
  • network structure;
  • alliances;
  • entrepreneurship

Abstract

While a growing body of research supports the notion that interorganizational networks play an important role in shaping the competitive context and influencing a variety of outcomes for growing and established firms alike, concerns about the boundaries and limitations of the theory are rising. This commentary addresses the contributions of the aforementioned articles while underscoring the various theoretical challenges that await those seeking to apply network theory to the nascent field of strategic entrepreneurship. Copyright © 2008 Strategic Management Society.