Entrepreneurial Network Effects: Empirical Observations of Entrepreneurial Networks in a World of Complexity

20 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2017

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John T. Scott

Dartmouth College - Department of Economics

Date Written: July 16, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Scott, John T., Entrepreneurial Network Effects: Empirical Observations of Entrepreneurial Networks in a World of Complexity (July 16, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3006770 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3006770

John T. Scott (Contact Author)

Dartmouth College - Department of Economics ( email )

Hanover, NH 03755
United States

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