Enhancing Entrepreneurial Excellence

Enhancing Entrepreneurial Excellence

Tools for Making the Possible Real

Robert A. Baron

The field of entrepreneurship has long pondered the following question: Why, despite their high levels of motivation, effort and commitment, do so many entrepreneurs fail? This innovative volume tackles the complex question of entrepreneurial success, identifying the essential tools necessary for converting ideas into reality and offering concrete means for acquiring and strengthening those tools.

Chapter 5: The social side of entrepreneurship: getting the help you need

Robert A. Baron

Subjects: business and management, entrepreneurship


Getting off to a strong start: building a “dream” founding team What makes for an effective founding team? Similarity or complementarity? Building social networks—and using them successfully The nature and impact of social networks—and why they are crucial for entrepreneurs Social capital: the benefits derived from social networks Beyond social capital: the importance of social/political effectiveness The nature of political and social skills Political skills and the development—and utilization—of social networks Do social and political skills play an important role in entrepreneurship? Evidence indicating that they do

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