Title: Social capital, knowledge-based view and entrepreneurial opportunity
Authors: Chiou-Mei Chen, Tung-Ching Lin, Yung-Chih Liou, Yi-Chun Liu
Addresses: Department of Information Management, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiuang 80424, Taiwan; Department of Information Management, Tajen University, Pingtung 00907, Taiwan. ' Department of Information Management, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiuang 80424, Taiwan. ' Department of Information Management, National Kaohsiung Marine University, Kaohsiung 81157, Taiwan. ' Department of Management, Taiwan Cooperative Bank, Taipei 100-12, Taiwan
Abstract: This study proposes an empirical framework to investigate the impact of social capital on an entrepreneurial opportunity and organisational knowledge. The results indicate that (1) entrepreneurial opportunity is positively affected by structural and relational dimensions of social capital and absorptive capacity (2) accumulative knowledge is positively affected by structural and cognitive dimensions of social capital (3) absorptive capacity is positively affected by accumulative knowledge. This study presents an efficient mechanism for managers to promote entrepreneurial opportunity and offers comprehensive perspectives for researchers to achieve a better insight in the fields of knowledge management, social capital and enterprise development.
Keywords: absorptive capacity; accumulative knowledge; enterprise development; entrepreneurship opportunities; social capital; knowledge-based view; KBV; organisational knowledge; knowledge management.
International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2009 Vol.7 No.2, pp.163 - 182
Published online: 25 May 2009 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article