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An exploration of human and social capital of entrepreneurs based on their LinkedIn profile – Rivera Rodrigo

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Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze

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Ekonomika a management / International Management

Rivera Rodrigo

Master's thesis

An exploration of human and social capital of entrepreneurs based on their LinkedIn profile

An exploration of human and social capital of entrepreneurs based on their LinkedIn profile

Abstract: The aim of this study is to contribute to a better understanding to the field of entrepreneurship by focusing on the dimension of Internet entrepreneurship. This research shows that there has not been enough academic research in this subfield and in the role that online social networks have in the human and social capital of Internet entrepreneurs. This study innovates by combining a multidisciplary approach on how the sources of data are collected, processed, analyzed. Its object of research is Czech, German and American Internet entrepreneurs having profiles in professional online social networks. The subject of the research is their personal and social characteristics, qualities and attributes. Apart from a methodological innovation, this research seeks to lay the groundwork for future work in entrepreneurial theory.

Abstract: The aim of this study is to contribute to a better understanding to the field of entrepreneurship by focusing on the dimension of Internet entrepreneurship. This research shows that there has not been enough academic research in this subfield and in the role that online social networks have in the human and social capital of Internet entrepreneurs. This study innovates by combining a multidisciplary approach on how the sources of data are collected, processed, analyzed. Its object of research is Czech, German and American Internet entrepreneurs having profiles in professional online social networks. The subject of the research is their personal and social characteristics, qualities and attributes. Apart from a methodological innovation, this research seeks to lay the groundwork for future work in entrepreneurial theory.

Keywords: Online social networks, LinkedIn, Internet entrepreneur

Keywords: Human capital, Nascent entrepreneur, Global online entrepreneur, Social networks, Social capital, LinkedIn, Internet entrepreneur, Online social networks

Language used: English

Thesis defence

  • Date of defence: 12. 9. 2014
  • Supervisor: Martin Lukeš
  • Reader: Jan Mareš

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