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The Socio-Cultural Environment for Entrepreneurship: A Comparison Between East Asian and Anglo-Saxon Countries

  • Thomas M Begley

    (Northeastern University)

  • Wee-Liang Tan

    (Singapore Management University)

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    This study uses a theory of face to identify predictors of interest in entrepreneurship in six East Asian and four Anglo-Saxon countries. At the cultural level, social status of entrepreneurship and shame from business failure predict interest in entrepreneurship better in East Asian than Anglo countries. At the individual level, social status predicts interest in entrepreneurship in the entire sample.© 2001 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (2001) 32, 537–553

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    Article provided by Palgrave Macmillan in its journal Journal of International Business Studies.

    Volume (Year): 32 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 537-553

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