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https://doi.org/10.30924/mjcmi.25.2.5

Entrepreneurs’ social capital in struggles within market field: The case of the Croatian software industry

Tamara Šmaguc   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-9987-8299 ; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Zagreb, Croatia
Ksenija Vuković ; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Zagreb, Croatia

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (1 MB) str. 83-110 preuzimanja: 303* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Šmaguc, T. i Vuković, K. (2020). Entrepreneurs’ social capital in struggles within market field: The case of the Croatian software industry. Management, 25 (2), 83-110. https://doi.org/10.30924/mjcmi.25.2.5
MLA 8th Edition
Šmaguc, Tamara i Ksenija Vuković. "Entrepreneurs’ social capital in struggles within market field: The case of the Croatian software industry." Management, vol. 25, br. 2, 2020, str. 83-110. https://doi.org/10.30924/mjcmi.25.2.5. Citirano 17.10.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Šmaguc, Tamara i Ksenija Vuković. "Entrepreneurs’ social capital in struggles within market field: The case of the Croatian software industry." Management 25, br. 2 (2020): 83-110. https://doi.org/10.30924/mjcmi.25.2.5
Harvard
Šmaguc, T., i Vuković, K. (2020). 'Entrepreneurs’ social capital in struggles within market field: The case of the Croatian software industry', Management, 25(2), str. 83-110. https://doi.org/10.30924/mjcmi.25.2.5
Vancouver
Šmaguc T, Vuković K. Entrepreneurs’ social capital in struggles within market field: The case of the Croatian software industry. Management [Internet]. 2020 [pristupljeno 17.10.2021.];25(2):83-110. https://doi.org/10.30924/mjcmi.25.2.5
IEEE
T. Šmaguc i K. Vuković, "Entrepreneurs’ social capital in struggles within market field: The case of the Croatian software industry", Management, vol.25, br. 2, str. 83-110, 2020. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.30924/mjcmi.25.2.5

Sažetak
By understanding social capital as a link between the concept of social embeddedness and networking, this paper seeks to contribute to the understanding of the high-tech entrepreneurship process as a socially situated and influenced practice. Through in-depth examination of Croatian entrepreneurs in the software industry, we address the issues of which manifestations of social capital are significant in certain aspects of the entrepreneurial process and how entrepreneurs mobilize them in the competition for economic and other valuable resources on the “social stage”. In terms of methodology, the research uses techniques and procedures of the constructivist grounded theory. Empirical data were collected through in-depth face-to-face interviews with 77 respondents from 70 Croatian companies and a search of relevant secondary data sources. The analysis of the empirical material was carried out using initial, focused and axial coding techniques, accompanied by theoretical sampling and the application of the constant comparison method. Results of the research, articulated by the conceptual tool of Bourdieu's theory, show that social capital is manifested in a wide range of network formations and such network is modified by the development progress of the company. In general, a rich reservoir of social capital facilitates the entrepreneur's search for financial resources and supports the construction of a base of cultural and symbolic capital, with informal networks and acquaintances of entrepreneurs standing out for their ease of conversion to other forms of capital.

Ključne riječi
social capital; networking; social embeddedness; Bourdieu’s theory of practice; market field; internationalization

Hrčak ID: 247333

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/247333

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