Nascent entrepreneurial teams managing in networks: mobilization, utilization and saturation

Thommie Burström, Jussi Harri, Tim Wilson

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Researchers of contemporary network theory has lately questioned the simple and non-problematic descriptions of network development. This book chapter therefore builds on the research question "How do networks evolve in early phases of venture creation". We interviewed 23 respondents, and based on these interviews we describe the dynamics of network development in the very early phases of venture creation. We find that firms are managing in networks through a process where the network is managed in three sub-processes: mobilization, utilization and saturation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMotivating SMEs to cooperate and internationalize : A Dynamic Perspective
EditorsGeorge Tesar, Zsuzsanna Vincze
Number of pages18
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge (Taylor & Francis)
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-22057-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-41261-0
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter


  • 512 Business and Management
  • Networks, Dynamic, Venture


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