Relationships and networks are important to how entrepreneurs create value. However, many aspects about relationships and networks remain poorly understood because their characteristics are often reduced to one-dimensional variables or dichotomous measures. This paper unpacks the concept of multiplexity and proposes a hierarchy of four different levels (social, relational, strategic, and closed). Each level is associated with a different level of dynamism which governs how rapidly entrepreneurs can alter their network. The hierarchy of multiplexity and associated levels of dynamism, have implications regarding different value creation processes that are associated with these network conditions.

Levels of Multiplexity in Entrepreneur's Networks: Implications for Dynamism and Value Creation / Bliemel, M. J.; Mccarthy, I. P.; Maine, E. M. A.. - In: ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH JOURNAL. - ISSN 2194-6175. - 6:3(2016), pp. 247-272. [10.1515/erj-2015-0001]

Levels of Multiplexity in Entrepreneur's Networks: Implications for Dynamism and Value Creation

McCarthy I. P.;
2016

Abstract

Relationships and networks are important to how entrepreneurs create value. However, many aspects about relationships and networks remain poorly understood because their characteristics are often reduced to one-dimensional variables or dichotomous measures. This paper unpacks the concept of multiplexity and proposes a hierarchy of four different levels (social, relational, strategic, and closed). Each level is associated with a different level of dynamism which governs how rapidly entrepreneurs can alter their network. The hierarchy of multiplexity and associated levels of dynamism, have implications regarding different value creation processes that are associated with these network conditions.
dynamism; entrepreneurship; multiplexity; networks; value creation
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