IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Entrepreneurship in the Kibbutz Setting: Towards a Classification of New Business Ventures

Listed author(s):
  • Samuel, Yitzhak
  • Heilbrunn, Sibylle
Registered author(s):

    This study deals with business entrepreneurship in the kibbutz. The study presents an attempt to identify what kinds of new business ventures emerge in the kibbutz setting. The empirical findings reveal a large number and variety of new business ventures characterizing the business trend in the kibbutz nowadays. More specifically, this paper presents a taxonomy of new business ventures, based upon a sample of 571 enterprises initiated by 150 community organizations of the kibbutz movement in Israel. By means of 8 parameters and using the multidimensional scaling analysis method, 7 major types of corporate entrepreneurship emerge from our data set. These distinctive types are labeled and described as the Innovator, the Culturalist, the Artisan, the Entertainer, the Consultant, the Tender, and the Housekeeper types. By and large, the pattern of entrepreneurship in the kibbutz is rather conservative, reflecting low-risk and conventional kinds of business.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Article provided by Hebrew University, Center for Agricultural Economic Research in its journal Journal of Rural Cooperation.

    Volume (Year): 29 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:ags:jlorco:61054
    Contact details of provider: Postal:
    P.O. Box 12, Rehovot 76100

    Phone: +972-8-9489230
    Fax: +972-8-9466267
    Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:jlorco:61054. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (AgEcon Search)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.