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Stam, W., Arzlanian, S. and Elfring, T. (2014). Social Capital of entrepreneurs and small firm performance: A meta-analysis of temporal and contextual contingencies Journal of Business Venturing, 29(1):152--173.


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    Journal of Business Venturing

Despite a surge of studies examining the role of social capital in the entrepreneurial process, no quantitative assessments exist of the empirical evidence to date. To resolve seemingly conflicting results, we conducted a meta-analysis of the link between entrepreneurs' personal networks and small firm performance and identify new moderators affecting this relationship. Analyses of 61 independent samples indicated that the social capital-performance link was positive and significant (r