Publication
Title
Human capital, social capital, and firm dissolution
Author
Abstract
This study examined the effect of human and social capital upon firm dissolution with data from a population of Dutch accounting firms for the period 1880-1990. Human capital was captured by firm-level proxies for firm tenure, industry experience, and graduate education. The social capital proxy was professionals' ties to potential clients. Human and social capital strongly predicted firm dissolution, and effects depended on their specificity (uniqueness) and nonappropriability (the ownership status of that capital). Findings suggest an integration of the resource-based view of the firm and organizational ecology and a concomitant stimulant for future research along these lines.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The Academy of Management journal / Academy of Management [Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.] - Washington, D.C.
Publication
Washington, D.C. : 1998
ISSN
0001-4273
Volume/pages
41:4(1998), p. 425-440
ISI
000075851600004
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 24.06.2017
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