This paper aims to investigate how entrepreneurial families (EFs) influence the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems (EEs) by using the family social capital (FSC) approach.
For this paper, the authors analyzed the Manizales EE as a case study. The authors used a variety of data collection procedures, including in-depth interviews with 26 entrepreneurs and mentors.
The authors established how EFs affect EE development, identifying how the FSC bridging mechanisms impact the EE’s social and cultural attributes, boosting entrepreneurial dynamics.
The results indicated the relevance of EFs’ embeddedness and the degree of the FSC institutionalization in promoting of entrepreneurship within the EEs.
The authors gratefully acknowledge Family Restrepo members for their support and all the entrepreneurs and the agents who accepted to be interviewed. They would also like to thank the Basque Government Department of Education, Language Policy and Culture (IT885-16) for its financial support.
Disclosure statement: No potential conflict of interest was reported by the authors.
Benavides-Salazar, C., Iturrioz-Landart, C., Aragón-Amonarriz, C. and Ibañez-Romero, A. (2022), "The role of entrepreneurial families in entrepreneurial ecosystems: the family social capital approach", Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, Vol. 14 No. 6, pp. 1001-1032. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEEE-11-2020-0416
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