Toward a framework for studying cosmopolitanism, entrepreneurship and society
by Kanellos-Panagiotis Nikolopoulos; Léo-Paul Dana
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB), Vol. 28, No. 4, 2016

Abstract: There has recently been rising interest in the study of cosmopolitanism in relation to management and entrepreneurship. This article investigates the relationship between cosmopolitanism and the entrepreneurial process, in particular social capital creation for innovation in an international context. It compares reflexive sociology with concepts of the global network society, highlighting the downsides of the latter as far as the formation of social capital in an international context. The authors suggest to move away from conventional explanations of human capital and to view entrepreneurs - not as a volatile population of separate units in a fluid environment but rather - as a set of connective entities, always evolving through networks. A model for network formation based on social capital is suggested.

Online publication date: Wed, 06-Jul-2016

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