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Institutions And Entrepreneurial Intent: A Cross-Country Study



    (School of Business SB-DNF, Quinnipiac University, 275 Mt Carmel Ave, Hamden Connecticut 06518, USA)


    (Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany)


    (Rostov State Economic University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia)

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    This study examines a number of proposed relationships between formal and informal institutional factors that impact the entrepreneurial intent (EI) of 477 university business students in Germany, Russia and the United States, as well as similarities and differences in these relationships between countries. This is the first study, of which we are aware, to develop an instrument to measure the impact of formal institutional factors on EI based upon the World Bank's Doing Business Report. Overall, the results give only minor support for the influence of formal institutional factors on EI with the greater impact appearing to come from the informal institutions of need, social norms and parental experience. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

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    Article provided by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. in its journal Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship.

    Volume (Year): 16 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 02 ()
    Pages: 227-250

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    Handle: RePEc:wsi:jdexxx:v:16:y:2011:i:02:p:227-250
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