Open Workshop by Prof. Kim Klyver: Network agency unlocks the world of resources

The aim of the Open Workshop Series in Business and Management Studies is to promote top-quality academic and applied research in various fields of the social sciences. This is a unique opportunity for sharing knowledge and networking with local and international community members.

15:00 - 17:00 Friday 18/05/2018

SSE Riga, Strelnieku 4a, Room 507

Speaker: Prof. Kim Klyver, University of Southern Denmark (Denmark) and University of Adelaide (Australia).

In this study we seek to understand how entrepreneurs’ network agency enables them to first generate resources-rich network ties (network tie formation problem) and second how network agency enables to them mobilize those available resources (network action problem). We look into two components of network agency, namely entrepreneurs’ social skills and their network intensity. We developed a two-stage network agency model of resource mobilization that is empirically tested on two waves of data collection from a national representative sample of nascent entrepreneurs. Our study has several implications for practice and for our theoretical understandings of network agency and resource mobilization, respectively.

Dr. Kim Klyver is professor and head of research group in Entrepreneurship at University of Southern Denmark and adjunct professor at University of Adelaide. Before becoming a full professor, he has held postdoc positions at Swinburne University of Technology (2006) and at Stanford University (2009).

Kim’s main research interests include entrepreneurship, social capital (social networks), human capital, gender, and institutional theory. His research has received several scientific rewards internationally. He has published 34 international peer reviewed journal papers and his research has appeared in journals such as Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, Small Business Economics, and Journal of Small Business Management.

He has a total google scholar H-index of 19 and an i10-index of 27. He serves on several editorial boards, including the board of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Small Business Management and International Small Business Journal. He has been the principal investigator on several research projects funded by the Danish Research Council and is currently leading the Danish Panel Studies on Entrepreneurial Dynamics (DaPSED).

Discussion moderated by Dr. Arnis Sauka.

Attendance is free of charge.

Please sign up for the seminar, writing to by May 16, 2018.

Workshop is supported by the National Research Program 5.2 EKOSOC - LV

The aim of the SSE Riga Open Workshop Series is to:

  • to foster cooperation between business and management researchers, practitioners and policy makers, as well as
  • to promote academic and applied research in various fields of the social sciences, focusing on but not limited to entrepreneurship, marketing, management, public administration and strategy.

Organised by the Centre for Sustainable Business at SSE Riga.

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