The Entrepreneurial Culture: Guiding Principles of the Self-Employed
AbstractWhat 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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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics in its series Jena Economic Research Papers with number 2008-034.
Date of creation: 02 May 2008
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Entrepreneurship; self-employment; values; culture; motivations; psychology;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
- M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups
- Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics
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