The fuzzy boundaries in start-up firms industries. A social network analysis

Jubalt Alvarez-Salazar

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This paper aims to explore and describe the way in which startup firms are grouped into industries. To this end, a quantitative research approach is presented, applying a social network analysis to a sample of Pacific Alliance startups, which were recorded in CrunchBase, considering their operational activities as linkage criteria. In this way, this document offers a new application to social network analysis to demonstrate the need for a different way of classifying startups that goes beyond the industry boundaries established by the traditional classification systems. It also shows that Pacific Alliance startup industries are structured according to a pattern of dominant activity, applied technology and specific use. In addition, there is a concentration on mature or declining startup industries, while growing industries are left in second order.
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)30-42
Número de páginas13
PublicaciónJournal of Technology Management and Innovation
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene. 2020

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