The knowledge networks of entrepreneurs play a critical role in the success of their enterprises. Recently, governments from around the world, including that of Australia, have invested considerable resources in the development of such networks in order to assist entrepreneurs. However, little research has been done to understand how such networks evolve over time, particularly in the Australian context. Using a series of qualitative case studies, this study examined the knowledge networks of seven ethnic entrepreneurial businesses based in Melbourne. Our findings indicate that significant differences exist between first and second-generation entrepreneurs, in both in the types of knowledge networks used and the specific knowledge acquired from them.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Monash business review|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
- immigrant entrepreneurship
- family business