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This research uses social exchange theory to explore direct and contingent relationships between a firm's degree of entrepreneurship and its resource contributions to the strategic network in which it operates. The empirical study is based on two strategic multi-partner SME networks in which all 54 firms participated. The results show a higher level of entrepreneurship to be associated with a higher degree of resource contributions to other firms in the strategic SME network, regardless of firm size. However, higher resource contributions to the strategic SME network entity were only supplied when the entrepreneurial firm was large. Suggestions for further research are developed in detail.

Keywords: ENTREPRENEURSHIP; RESOURCE CONTRIBUTIONS; STRATEGIC SME NETWORK

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/000000006775870505

Publication date: February 1, 2006

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