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Individual Business Initiation Process and Business Dynamics
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Many relationship-based studies focus on how businesses are maintained and developed. However, little attention focused on individuals as business initiators and the consequent processes. This study will bridge this gap. A theoretical model with two cases will answer two questions 


-How individuals initiate business through personal network?

-What is the consequent process?


The studies demonstrate that individual do play a very important role when initiating a new business and they set in motion relationship-building processes that change the network structure.


The contribution for research and management is clear. The netentrepruer is a new ‘actor’ and can be useful in future studies of business networks. Management can usefully become conscious of the possibilities they have in studying their network contacts before initiating new businesses. Managers should utilize managing individual’s networks as new competition strategies. This will modify the view of management strategy and also contribute to theory building.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
Network structure, Structural hole, Connectivity, Netentrepreneur, Exchange, Relationship, Adaptation
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-183287OAI: diva2:562306
Subject / course
Business Studies
Educational program
Master Programme in Social Sciences
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-10-26 Created: 2012-10-24 Last updated: 2012-10-26Bibliographically approved

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