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dc.contributor.authorKozan, M. K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAkdeniz, L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-28T12:01:55Z
dc.date.available2015-07-28T12:01:55Z
dc.date.issued2014-02en_US
dc.identifier.issn2076-3387
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/12560
dc.description.abstractThe study tests whether strong rather than weak ties account for small business growth in Turkey. Data were collected by means of a questionnaire filled out by the owners of small firms operating in four cities. Growth is comprised of two main areas, production expansion and knowledge acquisition. Results show that strong ties are positively related to both types of growth. In contrast, loose ties have no effect on small business growth in either area. This finding is attributed to the influence of the collectivistic nature of the mainstream Turkish culture, where owners of small businesses are likely to rely on in-groups rather than out-groups for advice and for financial support. Implications of relative absence of weak ties for small business growth and innovation in emerging economies are discussed. The findings suggest that culture should be included as a contingency variable in future studies of network strength and growth relationship. The paper also discusses the possible moderating role of affective and cognition-based trust in the relation of strong and weak ties to small business growth.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleAdministrative Sciencesen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3390/admsci4010035en_US
dc.subjectSmall Business Growthen_US
dc.subjectEntrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subjectStrong Tiesen_US
dc.subjectWeak Ties, Networksen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.titleRole of strong versus weak networks in small business growth in an emerging economyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Managementen_US
dc.citation.spage35en_US
dc.citation.epage50en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber4en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber1en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/admsci4010035en_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US


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