This paper proposes an integrative framework to conceptualize important social dimensions of entrepreneurship. The paper reviews and evaluates the current status of research dealing with entrepreneurship, social capital and trust. The proposed framework rests on the recognition that entrepreneurial activities are results of social interactions and mechanisms. In consequence, entrepreneurship cannot merely be understood in terms of "personality characteristics" or in sterile economic terms. In closing, the paper addresses implications for practitioners and for research.
Proceedings of the 7th International Western Academy of Management Conference (finalist for the Best Paper Award), 2002
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Proceedings of the 7th International Western Academy of Management Conference, Lima, Peru, 2002