A Structural relationship model in consideration of subordinate factors between venture entrepreneurs' political skill and social network

벤처기업가의 정치적 기술과 사회적 네트워크의 하위요인 간의 구조적 관계모형

  • Chung, Dea-Yong (Dept. of Venture and Entrepreneurship. Soongsil University) ;
  • Kim, Choon-Kwang (Dept. of Venture and Entrepreneurship. Soongsil University)
  • 정대용 (숭실대학교 벤처중소기업학과) ;
  • 김춘광 (숭실대학교 중소기업대학원)
  • Received : 2010.09.02
  • Accepted : 2011.02.10
  • Published : 2011.02.28


This research aims to empirically investigate into the relationship between venture entrepreneurs' social network and their social competence to utilize the network, which is known to help overcome the weaknesses of small-and-medium-sized ventures. An analysis was made of SEM set up with 211 entrepreneurs' responses, and the following are the findings from the analysis. First, venture entrepreneurs' networking ability has a significant, strong and positive effect on weak tie of their social network(${\beta}$=.527, C.R.=3.626), strong tie(${\beta}$=.594, C.R.=3.969), and the network centrality(${\beta}$=.418, C.R.=4.884). Second, their social astuteness also has a significant and positive effect on weak tie(${\beta}$=.192, C.R.=1.701), strong tie(${\beta}$=.269, C.R.=2.509) and the network centrality(${\beta}$=.228, p=2.283). Third, their interpersonal influence has a significant but negative effect only on strong tie(${\beta}$=-.264, C.R.=-1.862) and the network centrality(${\beta}$=-.394, C.R.=-2.914). Lastly, their apparent sincerity has no significant effect on the subordinate factors of social network. This research has not just empirically analyzed the relationship between the entrepreneurs' social network and their social competence. But also, results of the research provide practical and detailed information to entrepreneurs of small and medium ventures. Moreover, the research is significant in that it has suggested and empirically analyzed the concept of political competence, which is a concrete substance of social competence, and that it has offered theoretical foundations for future researches, which will tackle the issue of the entrepreneurs' competence in the sphere of entrepreneurship.


Social Competence;Political Skill;Social Network;Venture Entrepreneurs


Supported by : 숭실대학교


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