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Cultural Traits And Business Sophistication


  • Lilianne Pavón Cuellar Ph. D

    (Anáhuac University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, México)

  • María del Rocío Durán González MBA Student

    (Anáhuac University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, México)


Economic growth is a result of greater factor endowments, as well as higher productivity in their use and economic efficiency in their application. Increased productivity is a crucial element for competitiveness, or in other words, in production costs relative to the competition. But the link is not simultaneous nor unique, since competitiveness is also linked to the institutional and social framework where it develops. In order to complement the formal theory of growth with unconventional empirical reference points, this work pretends to demonstrate the importance of national cultural traits for business sophistication. The results demonstrate that this relationship exists, and varies depending on the degree of competitiveness that a country has achieved.

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  • Lilianne Pavón Cuellar Ph. D & María del Rocío Durán González MBA Student, 2015. "Cultural Traits And Business Sophistication," Revista Tinerilor Economisti (The Young Economists Journal), University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 1(25), pages 49-56, NOVEMBER.
  • Handle: RePEc:aio:rteyej:v:1:y:2015:i:25:p:49-56

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    1. Johnson, James P. & Lenartowicz, Tomasz, 1998. "Culture, freedom and economic growth: Do cultural values explain economic growth?," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 33(4), pages 332-356, January.
    2. Robert M. Solow, 1956. "A Contribution to the Theory of Economic Growth," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 70(1), pages 65-94.
    3. Shane, Scott, 1993. "Cultural influences on national rates of innovation," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 8(1), pages 59-73, January.
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    cultural traits; business sophistication; competitiveness; economic growth; innovation; institutions.;

    JEL classification:

    • O0 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - General
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights


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