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dc.contributor.authorMozumdar, L
dc.contributor.authorHagelaar, G
dc.contributor.authorMateria, VC
dc.contributor.authorOmta, SWF
dc.contributor.authorIslam, MA
dc.contributor.authorvan der Velde, G
dc.description.abstractWe analyse in what ways network embeddedness may influence the business performance of women entrepreneurs working in a socially constrained context. Data were collected through a survey sent to 292 women entrepreneurs engaged in handicraft businesses in Bangladesh. Results from multiple regression models show that, next to entrepreneurial orientation, financial capital and business experience, a small network is positively related, while medium-sized and large networks are negatively related, to performance. In-depth analysis reveals that a small bonding ties network is positively, while a medium-sized bonding ties network is negatively, and a large bonding ties network is not, statistically related to performance. Based on this, we assume that the networks of many women entrepreneurs may be over-embedded, because of too extensive connections with family and friends. Apparently, the over-embeddedness proposition of Uzzi (Am Sociol Rev 61:674–698, 1996) proves to be valid for women entrepreneurs operating under socially constrained circumstances in a developing country.
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEuropean Journal of Development Research
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Geography
dc.titleEmbeddedness or Over-Embeddedness? Women Entrepreneurs’ Networks and Their Influence on Business Performance
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationMozumdar, L; Hagelaar, G; Materia, VC; Omta, SWF; Islam, MA; van der Velde, G, Embeddedness or Over-Embeddedness? Women Entrepreneurs’ Networks and Their Influence on Business Performance, European Journal of Development Research, 2019, 31 (5), pp. 1449-1469
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gro.griffith.authorIslam, Mohammad Zahirul

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