Entrepreneurial Network Effects: Empirical Observations of Entrepreneurial Networks in a World of Complexity
20 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2017
Date Written: July 16, 2017
This paper distinguishes entrepreneurial network effects from the firm effects and industry effects that have been the focus of much of the literature about the economics of technological change and the economics of industrial organization. A method of identifying entrepreneurial networks is described, explained, and then illustrated with hypothesis tests about entrepreneurial network effects engendered by those networks. The method could be applied to identify social networks more generally and allow more powerful hypothesis tests about the effects of those networks.
Keywords: Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurial Networks, Firm Effects, Industry Effects, Innovation, Patents, Productivity Growth, Research and Development (R&D), Social Networks, Technology, Technological Change
JEL Classification: L10, L25, L26, O31, O32, O33
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