Resource Acquisition: Effect of Commitment and Social Capital in China

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Conference Proceeding
Proceedings of the ANZIBA Conference 2007, 2007, pp. 1 - 14
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Social capital plays an important role in the growth of firms. However, limited research has been conducted on how the social capital of structural hole contributes to resource acquisition from the perspective of entrepreneurs and how behavioral commitment is related to the effectiveness of social capital. This study examines these issues based on a sample of Chinese firms. The findings indicate that behavioral commitment significantly mediates the relationship between social capital of structural hole and resource acquisition and that social capital of structural hole has positive direct effects on the firm s resource acquisition in the context of China.
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