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Entrepreneurial Process and Social Networks

Entrepreneurial Process and Social Networks

A Dynamic Perspective

Edited by Alain Fayolle, Sarah L. Jack, Wadid Lamine and Didier Chabaud

Entrepreneurship is undoubtedly a social process and creating a firm requires both the mobilization of social networks and the use of social capital. This book addresses the gap that exists between the need to take these factors into consideration and the understanding of how network relationships are developed and transformed across the venturing process.

Chapter 3: Entrepreneurs’ social networks and formation of business opportunities: an exploratory study

Didier Chabaud and Joseph Ngijol

Subjects: business and management, entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship


The aim of this chapter is to study the impact of entrepreneurs’ social networks during the formation of business opportunities. Our study focuses on six cases of innovative venture creation in the services sector. Results emphasize the characteristics and management modes of networks that enable the development and validation of business opportunities.

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