Helena Buhr

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Networks connecting two important supporting institutions -law firms and venture capital partnerships -explain regions’ disparate abilities to sustain diverse hightechnology ventures. In order to explain the diversity of entrepreneurial activity in a region, we distinguish between institutional capacity – the number of law firms and venture capitalists in a(More)
This paper develops a new approach to the study of network effects in organizations and markets by proposing that structural influences on social and economic action result from contingent blends of well-understood social mechanisms. We emphasize the interplay of three different network processes: resource and information transfer, status signaling and(More)
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