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The Effects Of Developmental And Rational Subcultures On Entrepreneurial Behaviors: The Mediating Role Of Perceived Environmental Uncertainty

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  • Irfan Akkoc
  • Abdullah Caliskan
  • Omer Turunc

    () (University of Turkish Aeronautical Association
    Turkish Military Academy
    Turkish Military Academy)

Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of developmental and rational culture on the employees’ entrepreneurial behaviors and the mediating role of the perceived environmental uncertainty on this effect. The relationship between the aforementioned variables is analyzed by using a set of statistical techniques, i.e., factor analysis, regression analysis, and sobel tests. The data used in the analysis is obtained through questionnaires filled out by 651 employees of the private firms in the defense sector in Ankara. The results of the analysis indicate that developmental culture and rational culture affect enterpreneurship behaviour positively and environmental uncertainity has a mediating role in that effect. Thus, a compatible structural equation model that optimizes the relationship among the variables is recommended.

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  • Irfan Akkoc & Abdullah Caliskan & Omer Turunc, 2012. "The Effects Of Developmental And Rational Subcultures On Entrepreneurial Behaviors: The Mediating Role Of Perceived Environmental Uncertainty," Anadolu University Journal of Social Sciences, Anadolu University, vol. 12(4), pages 65-84, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:and:journl:v:12:y:2012:i:4:p:65-84
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    Keywords

    Developmental Culture; Rational Culture; Entrepreneurial Behaviors; Perceived Environmental Uncertainty; Mediating Effect.;

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    • Z00 - Other Special Topics - - General - - - General

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