The Effects of Social Network on Entrepreneurial Activities Which are mediated by Entrepreneurship

사회적 네트워크가 창업의도를 매개로 창업에 미치는 영향

  • Chung, Dae-Yong (Department of Entrepreneurship, Graduate School of Soongsil University) ;
  • Park, Kyung-Im (Department of Entrepreneurship, Graduate School of Soongsil University)
  • 정대용 (숭실대학교 벤처중소기업학과) ;
  • 박경임 (숭실대학교 벤처중소기업학과)
  • Received : 2010.09.14
  • Accepted : 2010.12.17
  • Published : 2010.12.31


This study focuses on the creation new jobs since it is considered as the national purpose recently. As this phenomenon regarded, this study is purposed to explore the effects of social network on entrepreneurial intentions and new venture. To promote an empirical analysis, the sample survey based on 208 domestic nascent entrepreneurs are collected and multiple regression analysis and mediated regression analysis are used. The results of an empirical analysis are as follow. First, the finding shows that social network of the strong ties and the week ties positively affect on entrepreneurial intentions. The strong ties more influence on entrepreneurial intentions. On the other hand, the week ties which are based on substantial business knowledge, information, and technology more affect on entrepreneurship. Second, entrepreneurial intentions play a role in the partial mediation effect between the strong ties and entrepreneurship, and the perfect mediation effect is indicated by between the week ties and entrepreneurship. The results suggest that nascent entrepreneurs have a lack of capital during business start-up period. As this regard, they tend to achieve related entrepreneurship resources through the strong ties such as family, relatives, and friends. Moreover, it is suggested that the potential nascent entrepreneurs should be aware of necessity of technological and economical support so that it can establish various social network. Furthermore, it encourages entrepreneurial intentions, fosters entrepreneurship, and indicates the direction of entrepreneurship through practical suggestions. it is expected that moderating effect of gender on nascent entrepreneurs and non nascent entrepreneurs leads to useful results for the future.


Social Network;Entrepreneurship;Entrepreneurial Intentions


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