Media multiplexity in entrepreneur-mentor relationships

Wei Shi, Matthew Weber

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Abstract

This article examines how early stage entrepreneurs establish relationships with mentors through media multiplexity. Survey data were collected from high-tech entrepreneurs in the nascent business stage working in the New York City metropolitan area. Findings confirm that the use of multiple media in inter-organizational settings is important to entrepreneurship because multi-layered communication impacts resource acquisition. The findings regarding the antecedents of media multiplexity suggest that age similarity, ethnicity similarity, trust, and perceived value influence the adoption of media in a dyadic relationship. These findings help explain the motivations behind the use of multiple media in a resource-limited social context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 54th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2021
EditorsTung X. Bui
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages5173-5182
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780998133140
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event54th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Jan 4 2021Jan 8 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume2020-January
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Conference54th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period1/4/211/8/21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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