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The Entrepreneurial Culture: Guiding Principles of the Self-Employed

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  • Florian Noseleit

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    (Friedrich Schiller University Jena, School of Economics and Business Administration)

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What makes entrepreneurs different? Using a cross-country dataset, this paper explores essential parts of the value system of entrepreneurs in Western European countries by comparing value items of the self-employed to that of the non-self-employed. The self- employed rate values higher that aim toward openness to change and self-enhancement. In turn, values related to conservation are considered less important.

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Paper provided by Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics in its series Jena Economic Research Papers with number 2008-034.

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Date of creation: 02 May 2008
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Handle: RePEc:jrp:jrpwrp:2008-034

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Keywords: Entrepreneurship; self-employment; values; culture; motivations; psychology;

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