Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University
Abstracts > Abstract Details JDE

Abstract Details

Entrepreneurial Networks and Growth in Women-Owned Businesses: Evidence from Small and Medium scale Enterprises in Eritrea
Vol. Volume 20, Number 4 December/2015

ISAAC DESTA, ABEL TEDLA AND DAWIT ZEROM
The study examines the role of entrepreneurial network strength (strong vs. weak ties) on growth of women-owned businesses. Primary data were collected from 356 Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs) located in the four of the six administrative regions of Eritrea . Our main finding indicates that weak entrepreneurial networks composed of cooperatives and business firms have the strongest positive relationship with growth.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial network; small and medium scale enterprises; growth; strong ties; weak ties; Eritrea