The Effects of network centrality and structural holes on firm performance in the internet industry

Maciek Ronowski, Stephen Chen

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Abstract

Using data on the strategic alliances of leading Internet firms, we examine changes in the strategic alliance networks of a sample of leading Internet firms over the period 1990-2000. We found positive effects of social capital on the profitability of firms in e-business where established firms dominated and a positive effect of structural holes on growth of firms in the e-consumer network where newly established firms dominated. This suggests that occupying structural holes is more important for growth of new firms whereas possessing social capital is more important for the profitability of established firms.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Subtitle of host publicationthe future of work and organisations
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherArinex Pty Ltd
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781877040870
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (25th : 2011) - Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 7 Dec 20119 Dec 2011

Conference

ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (25th : 2011)
CityWellington, New Zealand
Period7/12/119/12/11

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World Wide Web
Structural holes
Network centrality
Firm performance
Industry
Profitability
Strategic alliances
Internet firms
Social capital
Alliance network
New firms
Electronic business

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Ronowski, M., & Chen, S. (2011). The Effects of network centrality and structural holes on firm performance in the internet industry. In Proceedings of the 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: the future of work and organisations Sydney: Arinex Pty Ltd.
Ronowski, Maciek ; Chen, Stephen. / The Effects of network centrality and structural holes on firm performance in the internet industry. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: the future of work and organisations. Sydney : Arinex Pty Ltd, 2011.
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The Effects of network centrality and structural holes on firm performance in the internet industry. / Ronowski, Maciek; Chen, Stephen.

Proceedings of the 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: the future of work and organisations. Sydney : Arinex Pty Ltd, 2011.

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