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Institutional Environment For Entrepreneurship: Evidence From The Developmental States Of South Korea And United Arab Emirates

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  • VISHAL K. GUPTA

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    (AA 258, School of Management, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY 13902, USA)

  • ALI ALPER YAYLA

    (AA 314, School of Management, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY 13902, USA)

  • ARIJIT SIKDAR

    (Faculty of Business and Management, University of Wollongong at Dubai, Dubai Knowledge Village, United Arab Emirates)

  • MIN-SEOK CHA

    (Changwon National University, South Korea)

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this research is to examine country institutional profile for encouraging entrepreneurial activity in two developmental states: South Korea and United Arab Emirates. Data was collected from business students in the two countries to examine the favorability of their institutional environment for entrepreneurship. Confirmatory factor analysis indicated high reliability, construct validity and internal consistency for the Korean and Arabic language versions of the questionnaire instrument in the respective countries. Results revealed important cross-national differences between the two countries in the regulatory, cognitive and normative dimensions of the institutional environment. Implications, limitations and future research directions are discussed.

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    Article provided by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. in its journal Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship.

    Volume (Year): 17 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 03 ()
    Pages: 1250013-1-1250013-21

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    Handle: RePEc:wsi:jdexxx:v:17:y:2012:i:03:p:1250013-1-1250013-21

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    Keywords: Institutional environment; developmental states; cross-country;

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    1. David Urbano & Claudia Alvarez, 2014. "Institutional dimensions and entrepreneurial activity: an international study," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 42(4), pages 703-716, April.

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