An entrepreneur's network can provide a significant source of social capital, which, in turn may increase a new venture's likelihood of success. Entrepreneurship research has frequently examined how such networks develop, and reviewing extant studies suggests that trust plays a significant role in this process. Despite its recognized importance, limited research exists examining how trust evolves during and interacts with the entrepreneur's venture network development. Accordingly, we propose that an entrepreneur's reliance on exchange relationships based on model's implications and future research avenues.
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Journal of Business Research. 61. (2008). 315 - 322
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