Vol.11, No.1, February 2022.                                                                                                                                                                           ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

A Study on Social Capital of Indonesian Entrepreneurs


Nisa Novia Avien Christy, Radna Andi Wibowo, Ming-Chang Wu


© 2022 Nisa Novia Avien Christy, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 272-281, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM111-34, February 2022.


Received: 03 October 2021.

Revised:   04 February 2022.
Accepted: 09 February 2022.
Published: 28 February 2022.




The present study explores the social capitals of successful entrepreneurs to insightfully understand how they succeed in their entrepreneur careers by building their social networks and interactively utilizing their social resources. This study uses qualitative research approaches, including interviewing six entrepreneurs and document analyses, which were conducted to understand the major factors facilitating entrepreneurs’ career success insightfully. This study led to the following conclusions: (1) Successful entrepreneurs generally possess social personalities facilitating their interpersonal relationships with the general public; (2) These entrepreneurs proactively develop and maintain social relationships with some significant persons; (3) Successful entrepreneurs generally experience magnificent social involvement; and (4) These entrepreneurs highly concern about community development and public benefits. This study expands on existing literature regarding social capital theories and practices in a realistic world.


Keywords – entrepreneurs, social capitals, social networks, interpersonal relationship.




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