Mobilizing human and social capital under industry contexts to pursue high-tech entrepreneurship

Yung Chang Hsiao, Shih Chang Hung, Chung Jen Chen, Tse Ping Dong

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Entrepreneurship is increasingly recognized as a critical enabling driver to the business enterprises and the economic growth of nations. Accordingly, how to promote entrepreneurship has become a critical concern among academic scholars and business practitioners. The purpose of this study is to investigate how entrepreneurs mobilize their human and social capital under industry contexts to pursue entrepreneurship. Two prominent cases, Trend Micro (an anti-virus company) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (a semiconductor foundry company), are used to illustrate how entrepreneurs' human capital and social capital fit with industry environment to identify opportunity and how entrepreneurs' social capital can bring resources to transform the opportunity into successful new ventures. Managerial implications and future research directions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-532
Number of pages18
JournalInnovation: Management, Policy and Practice
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1



  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human capital
  • Industry context
  • Social capital
  • TSMC
  • Trend Micro

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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