Social Capital and Entrepreneurship: A Schema and Research Agenda
- The authors are listed alphabetically and contributed equally to this article and to editing this special issue. They wish to thank Keith H. Brigham and Miles A. Zachary for helpful comments on earlier versions of this article and the editorial team of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice for the opportunity to edit the special issue. They also extend many thanks to the discussants and reviewers whose efforts have helped bring this special issue to fruition.
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This introduction to the special issue considers past and current research on “Social Capital and Entrepreneurship” to develop a schema and an associated research agenda. With the general goal of establishing social capital as a foundational theory of entrepreneurship, we discuss how future research can utilize social capital perspectives across levels of analysis and contexts to explain a wide variety of entrepreneurship phenomena.