Quotation Rößl, Dietmar, Weismeier-Sammer, Daniela, Lang, Richard. 2010. Sozialkapital als Basis für das Lobbying von KMU. ZfKE: Zeitschrift für KMU und Entrepreneurship, 58 (2), 141-156.




Besides adapting to the environment the enterprise can try to influence the environment, thus enhancing the compatibility of the environment with the strength-weakness profile of the company. This paper explores the question how SMEs are able to influence their regulatory environment through lobbying activities. Firstly, lobbying activities are discussed from the view of the resource-dependence approach and specific forms of lobbying are shown. Secondly, theses concerning the necessary factors for effective lobbying activities are derived. Besides financial means social capital is hypothesized as a major factor enabling a company to engage in lobbying. Thirdly, it is shown that the lobbying capabilities of SMEs – especially on a local or a regional level – are based on their social capital. Thus, social capital can compensate for the restricted financial leeway of SMEs. Read More: http://ejournals.duncker-humblot.de/doi/abs/10.3790/zfke.58.2.141


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal ZfKE: Zeitschrift für KMU und Entrepreneurship
WU-Journal-Rating new STRAT-C
Language German
Title Sozialkapital als Basis für das Lobbying von KMU
Volume 58
Number 2
Year 2010
Page from 141
Page to 156
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3790/zfke.58.2.141
Open Access N


Rößl, Dietmar (Details)
Weismeier-Sammer, Daniela (Former researcher)
Lang, Richard (Former researcher)
Institute for Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship IN (Details)
Research Institute for Cooperation and Cooperatives FI (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5320 Marketing (Details)
5333 Business management (Details)
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