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Picture of Social Capital and the Role of LinkedIn to Form, Develop and Maintain Irish Entrepreneurial Business Networks

Social Capital and the Role of LinkedIn to Form, Develop and Maintain Irish Entrepreneurial Business Networks

Author(s): Ted Vickey

Book Description

Online social networking services have eliminated the four walls of brick and mortar found in traditional networking and now provide global access in real time to entrepreneurs regardless of industry. This book presents a qualitative analysis of how Irish entrepreneurs use technology, such as LinkedIn, in the formation, development and maintenance of professional business networks and in so doing manage social capital.

The objectives of this book are as follows:

· Ascertain the perceived benefits of networking by Irish entrepreneurs;
· Explore how Irish entrepreneurs form, maintain and develop their network and
· Explore how Irish entrepreneurs use technology to manage social capital.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-2904-5
ISBN-10: 1-4438-2904-8
Date of Publication: 01/06/2011
Pages / Size: 165 / A5
Price: £34.99


Ted Vickey is an entrepreneurial strategist focused on helping small businesses grows through successful uses of technology. He started his first company at the age of 24 to manage the onsite fitness center for the White House Athletic Center in Washington DC and remained there for 11 years under the Bush, Clinton and Bush administrations.

Other clients have included The United States Department of Commerce, Fruit of the Loom, The United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and Osram Sylvania. In addition to his strategy consulting, he is also a member of the American Council on Exercise, the largest non-profit exercise certification organization in the United States with over 50,000 members that impact the lives of over 55 million exercisers worldwide.

He is an international speaker and author of three Amazon available books. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Penn State and a Master’s degree in International Entrepreneurship Management from the University of Limerick. He is currently working towards a PhD at the National University of Ireland Galway in exercise adherence and technology.