Connectivity-based Regional Development
Chapter 6: What information sources do entrepreneurs follow? Network analysis with Twitter data
This chapter identifies 255 entrepreneurship-related Twitter accounts in Kansas City and St. Louis, extracts over 170,000 followers, and analyzes network patterns of those followers. First, this analysis helps to identify specific entrepreneurship support organizations. Previous chapters identified those support organizations, but based on a small-scale surveys or interviews. Second, it uncovers the localized nature of entrepreneurship system, meaning that major entrepreneurship support organizations are highly different between Kansas City and St. Louis. Third, it reveals different kinds of entrepreneurship communities and associated followers even within each region.
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