When do specialists become entrepreneurs? The triggering effect of social network diversity

Dan J. Wang, Kylie J. Hwang

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Abstract

We argue that individuals with more specialized prior knowledge are more likely to become entrepreneurs when their social networks feature greater knowledge diversity. Evidence comes from an examination of 1,324 MBA students who were quasi-randomly assigned to small study groups, allowing us to observe exogenous variation in network knowledge diversity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Event78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2018 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2018Aug 14 2018

Conference

Conference78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago
Period8/10/188/14/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Industrial relations

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