Intellectual Property Protection and the Formation of Entrepreneurial Growth Aspirations
Applying real options logic, we build and test a multi-level model that explicates the influence of a country’s intellectual property protection regime on the effect of human and financial capital on growth aspirations. The results suggest that the strength of the intellectual property regime moderates negatively the relationship between an individual's education and entrepreneurial growth aspirations; and it moderates positively the relationship between an individual’s household income and growth aspirations. Intellectual property protection thereby encourages specialization amongst differently qualified entrepreneurs. Our findings support claims that strategic entrepreneurial behaviors cannot be fully understood without giving attention to the context in which those behaviors are observed.
|Date of creation:||Jul 2010|
|Date of revision:||Jul 2010|
|Publication status:||Published as GMU School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 2010-22 - later version in Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (2010).|
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.gemconsortium.org|
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