Starting-up in business networks. Why relationships matter in entrepreneurship

Antonella La Rocca (Editor), Lise Aaboen (Editor), Frida Lind (Editor), Andrea Perna (Editor), Tommy Shih (Editor)

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This book offers a novel perspective on starting-up new business ventures through examining the process by which they become part of the existing business environment. The book highlights the importance of inter-organizational business relationships. Asserting that new ventures need to interact and connect with customers and suppliers, alongside policy actors and universities, Starting up in Business Networks demonstrates how beginning a new venture demands initiating and developing business relationships. Noting a lack of prior research into the process by which start-ups embed into an existing business network, this book presents examples from countries such as Sweden, Italy, the Netherlands and China to analyse the emergence and evolution of start-up business networks.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages321
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-52719-6
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • starting-up, new business ventures, inter-organizational, business networks relationships,


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