Effects of structural, relational and cognitive social capital on resource acquisition : a study of entrepreneurs residing in multiply deprived areas. / Lee, Robert; Tuselmann, Heinz; Jayawarna, Dilani ; Rouse , Julia .

In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Vol. 31, No. 5-6, 2019, p. 534-554.

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  • Robert Lee
  • Heinz Tuselmann
  • Dilani Jayawarna
  • Julia Rouse

Abstract

Emerging research demonstrates that structural social capital facilitates the resource acquisition of entrepreneurs residing in multiply deprived areas. However, their usage of relational and cognitive social capital that translates to accessible resources is not well understood. We contribute to knowledge and comprehensively examine effects of structural, relational and cognitive social capital taken together on the resource acquisition of entrepreneurs residing in multiply deprived areas. Results from a national survey of entrepreneurs residing in multiply deprived areas across England show that large networks, bonding ties, trust, reciprocity, obligations and expectations, and shared language and codes facilitate their resource acquisition. Also, we demonstrate that they are reluctant or unable to bridge social distance and adopt narrative storytelling. Furthermore, the results indicate that entrepreneurs residing in multiply deprived areas in the most deprived regions suffer from less resource acquisition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)534-554
Number of pages21
JournalEntrepreneurship and Regional Development
Volume31
Issue number5-6
Early online date19 Nov 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
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