Differences in networking activities among Australasian entrepreneurs : challenging the universal nature of entrepreneurial networking

Klyver, Kim, Hindle, Kevin and Meyer, Denny 2007, Differences in networking activities among Australasian entrepreneurs : challenging the universal nature of entrepreneurial networking, in AGSE 2007 : Regional frontiers of entrepreneurship research 2007 : Proceedings of the 4th Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research conference, 2007, AGSE, [Brisbane, Qld.].

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Title Differences in networking activities among Australasian entrepreneurs : challenging the universal nature of entrepreneurial networking
Author(s) Klyver, Kim
Hindle, Kevin
Meyer, Denny
Conference name Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Conference (4th : 2007 : Brisbane, Queensland)
Conference location Brisbane, Queensland
Conference dates 6-9 Feb. 2007
Title of proceedings AGSE 2007 : Regional frontiers of entrepreneurship research 2007 : Proceedings of the 4th Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research conference, 2007
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2007
Conference series Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference
Publisher AGSE
Place of publication [Brisbane, Qld.]
Summary By investigating differences in structural diversity in social networks among entrepreneurs in the Australasian area, this paper contributes to the debate on whether there is universality in the process of entrepreneurial networking. Four hypotheses were developed based on previous research. Representative samples of entrepreneurs were identified in the same manner in eight countries, from 2000 to 2004, given a total of63,350 respondents. The sampling methodologies and the questions asked were similar across all eight countries. Logistic regression was used to test for significant regional interaction effects involving business stage and structural diversity. The empirical results confirm previous indications of cultural differences in the networking practice adopted by entrepreneurs. Results are contrary to the existence of any mono-dimensional form of networking practice but do support the existence of both variform universality (culture moderates the importance of networking) and functional universality (cultural similarities in networking practice exist).
Language eng
Field of Research 150304 Entrepreneurship
Socio Economic Objective 910499 Management and Productivity not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2007, AGSE
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30029658

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