The use of networks in human resource acquisition for entrepreneurial firms: Multiple "fit" considerations

Leung, Aegean, Zhang, Jing, Wong, Poh Kam and Foo, Maw Der (2006) The use of networks in human resource acquisition for entrepreneurial firms: Multiple "fit" considerations. Journal of Business Venturing, 21 5: 664-686. doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2005.04.010

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Author Leung, Aegean
Zhang, Jing
Wong, Poh Kam
Foo, Maw Der
Title The use of networks in human resource acquisition for entrepreneurial firms: Multiple "fit" considerations
Journal name Journal of Business Venturing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0883-9026
Publication date 2006-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2005.04.010
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 21
Issue 5
Start page 664
End page 686
Total pages 23
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier Science
Language eng
Subject 1503 Business and Management
Abstract This study proposes a multi-dimension, multi-contingent "fit" perspective for examining different practices adapted by entrepreneurial firms in acquiring human resources. We posit that while environmental constraints are important considerations for adapting recruitment practices through networks, strategic needs and interpersonal dynamics are the key drivers behind the evolution of such practices. As they transit from the startup to the growth phase, entrepreneurial firms utilize different network pools in search of diversity, yet cling to strong ties to find talents with common values and goals. Our findings carry important implications for future research in human resource management by integrating the macro- and micro-perspective, and at the same time, enhance the understanding of network effects and their strategic bearings in the entrepreneurial process, specifically in the acquisition of human resources. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keyword Business
human resource acquisition
entrepreneurship
developmental phase
fit
network effect
Person-organization Fit
Decision-making
Contingency
Management
Diversity
Search
Ties
Performance
Businesses
Emergence
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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