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Entrepreneurship and Culture

  • Roy Thurik

    (Centre for Advanced Small Business Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam)

  • Marcus Dejardin

    (Centre de recherches en Economie Régionale et Politique Economique - Facultés Universitaires Notre Dame de la Paix (FUNDP) - Namur)

The relative stability of differences in entrepreneurial activity across countries suggests that factors other than economic ones are at play (Freytag and Thurik, 2010). Cultural factors, as a subset of stable contextual factors, may play a role. In this paper, we give examples of various theories on the relationship between cultural values and entrepreneurship, providing both a conceptual basis and an empirical test.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Publication status: Published in Marco van Gelderen, Enno Masurel. Entrepreneurship in Context, Routledge, pp.175-186, 2012, Routledge Studies in Entrepreneurship, 978-0-415-89092-2
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