Trustworthiness on social capital of structural hole and firm resource acquisition

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Proceedings of the 21st ANZAM 2007 Conference: Managing Our Intellectual and Social Capital, 2007, pp. 1 - 12
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Social capital plays an important role in the growth of small-medium enterprises (SMEs). However, limited research exists on how the social capital of structural hole contributes to resource acquisition from the perspective of entrepreneurs and how trustworthiness is related to the effectiveness of social capital. The study examines these issues based on a sample of Chinese firms. The findings indicate that social capital of structural hole has positive effects on the firm s resource acquisition and trustworthiness does not significantly mediates the relationship between social capital of structural hole and resource acquisition in the context of China.
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