Yrd.Doç.Dr. Onur Sungur
Mehmet Akif Ersoy Üniversitesi Öğretim Üyesi
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Networking Activities and Growth of Newly Founded Firms






In this study, we investigate the effects of networking activities on new firm growth performance in business incubators. Based on a survey of 182 newly founded firms located in three major incubation centers located in Adana, Tarsus and Samsun cities in Turkey, we empirically test the network success hypothesis. Differences between growth and non-growth firms have been analyzed by using essential network characteristics like density, betweenness, closeness, degree and eigenvector. Additionally, t and ANOVA tests are also performed using network centrality measures to confirm the same hypothesis.

Keywords: Firm Growth, Business Incubators, Network Theory, Network Analysis
KAYNAKÇA İÇİN
DEMİRGİL, H., KARAÖZ, M., BAPTISTA, R. and O. SUNGUR (2011), "Networking Activities and Growth of Newly Founded Firms Under Incubation", International Conference on Global Entrepreneurship: The Latest Research on Business Creation, George Washington University, 6-8 October, Washington DC, USA.
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