Mining Social Entrepreneurship Strategies Using Topic ModelingSmall Business Economics. This special issue focuses on empirical and theoretical papers that help us to better understand the strategy and governance of entrepreneurial networks, such as franchise chains, alliances, and cooperative networks. II What is the role of relational governance mechanisms such as information exchange and social ties for the performance outcomes in franchise chains and cooperatives? III Which alliance strategies do entrepreneurial firms pursue to realize a competitive advantage, and what is the impact of resources and capabilities on performance outcomes of entrepreneurial firms. To address these issues, insights from organizational economics transaction cost theory, agency theory, signaling theory , strategic management perspectives resource-based, knowledge-based and organizational capabilities theory , entrepreneurship theory and the relational governance view are used. Entrepreneurial networks, such as franchise networks, cooperatives, retail chains, and alliances e. As entrepreneurial firms with weak market and resource positions Katila et al.
Governance and strategy of entrepreneurial networks: an introduction
Enterprise and entrepreneurship has grown as a focus for national policy across the UK. Policymakers have urged education at all levels to address the entrepreneurial capacity of learners through enhancing learning environments the curriculum and through building stronger links with industry. There is a pressing need to address entrepreneurship in the creative industries. Recent studies have identified a lack of effective entrepreneurship as a barrier to the future development of a world class creative industries sector. The Higher Education Academy has worked closely with the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts and others to find ways in which the learning environment and curriculum can be shaped to deliver more effective entrepreneurship education in Art Design and Media subjects across the UK higher education sector. Company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales no. Search site.