The role of network density and betweenness centrality in diffusing new venture legitimacy: an epidemiological approach
作者: James M. BloodgoodJeffrey S. HornsbyMatthew RutherfordRichard G. McFarland
作者单位: 1Department of Management, College of Business Administration
2University of Missouri–Kansas City
3Oklahoma State University
4ESSEC Business School
刊名: International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 2017, Vol.13 (2), pp.525-552
来源数据库: Springer Journal
DOI: 10.1007/s11365-016-0412-9
关键词: LegitimacyDiffusionNetwork densityEpidemiologyBetweenness centralityLegitimacy threshold
英文摘要: To survive and grow, new ventures must establish initial legitimacy, and subsequently diffuse this legitimacy through a given population. While the notion of initial legitimacy has received substantial attention in the recent literature, diffusion has not. This work endeavors to outline the legitimacy diffusion process via drawing parallels with the field of epidemiology. Ultimately, to effectively diffuse legitimacy (and grow) a firm must gain positive judgments of appropriateness from members of a given network. Importantly, as with diseases, the characteristics of the network are critical to the diffusion process. A relatively dense network is posited to invoke a normative evaluation process by its members, and can be difficult for new ventures to access, but subsequent diffusion of...
原始语种摘要: To survive and grow, new ventures must establish initial legitimacy, and subsequently diffuse this legitimacy through a given population. While the notion of initial legitimacy has received substantial attention in the recent literature, diffusion has not. This work endeavors to outline the legitimacy diffusion process via drawing parallels with the field of epidemiology. Ultimately, to effectively diffuse legitimacy (and grow) a firm must gain positive judgments of appropriateness from members of a given network. Importantly, as with diseases, the characteristics of the network are critical to the diffusion process. A relatively dense network is posited to invoke a normative evaluation process by its members, and can be difficult for new ventures to access, but subsequent diffusion of...
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  • legitimacy 合法性
  • centrality 中心
  • venture 冒险
  • approach 
  • network 网络
  • density 密度
  • process 过程
  • members 
  • given 已知的
  • initial 开首字母