Social capital in relation to the foreign market entry and post-entry operations of family SMEs

@article{Kontinen2011SocialCI,
  title={Social capital in relation to the foreign market entry and post-entry operations of family SMEs},
  author={Tanja Kontinen and Arto Ojala},
  journal={Journal of International Entrepreneurship},
  year={2011},
  volume={9},
  pages={133-151}
}
Scholars in the discipline of international entrepreneurship have mainly studied rapidly internationalizing firms. However, the majority of entrepreneurial firms are family-owned businesses (85% of all firms in the EU and the USA). Research on family business has focused on the importance of bonding social capital whereas, despite its importance, bridging social capital has not so far attracted much attention. It has been argued that bridging social capital plays an important role in firms… CONTINUE READING

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