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The Effects of Intra-industry and Extra- industry Networks on Performance: A Case of Venture Capital Portfolio Firms

Managerial and Decision Economics. 2014. Vol. 35. No. 2. P. 129-144.
Bellavitis C., Filatochev I., Kamuriwo D. S.

This study examines the influence of intra-industry and extra-industry networks on firm performance by using data on 1264 UK venture-capital-backed start-up companies. The venture’s network was operationalized by connecting together the various portfolio compa- nies sharing the same investor. Regression results show that the venture’s network has a strong impact on firm’s success. Yet, whereas extra-industry ties are directly and positively linked to the likelihood of the venture to reach a successful exit, intra-industry ties exert a negative impact on companies’ performances. However, interaction effects show that once a firm establishes a sufficient number of extra-industry ties, it is able to profit from the net- work in its industry of operation. Overall, these findings show that an optimal balance of ties is achieved through a diverse set of connections incorporating both intra-industry and extra-industry ties.