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The purchase of embeddedness: Can venture capital firms buy network embeddedness?


Academy of Management OMT Division Best Paper Proceedings


Strategy and Entrepreneurship

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Hallen B J

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This paper examines how organizations form new network ties. Past research has emphasized the importance of prior network ties and affiliation-based status. In contrast, I explore the extent to which organizations may "purchase" their network embeddedness using the more immediate levers of favorable deal terms and fast evaluation speeds.


Management Science-research; Organizational ideology; Corporate culture; Organizational behavior; Industrial management; Venture capital companies; Business networks; Social networks

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