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The Entrepreneurial Culture: Guiding Principles of the Self-Employed

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  • Florian Noseleit

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What makes entrepreneurs different? Using a cross-country dataset, this paper explores essential parts of the value system of entrepreneurs in Western European countries by comparing value items of the self-employed to that of the non-self-employed. The self- employed rate values higher that aim toward openness to change and self-enhancement. In turn, values related to conservation are considered less important.

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  • Florian Noseleit, 2008. "The Entrepreneurial Culture: Guiding Principles of the Self-Employed," Jena Economic Research Papers 2008-034, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.
  • Handle: RePEc:jrp:jrpwrp:2008-034
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    1. Brigitte Hoogendoorn & Cornelius A. Rietveld & André Stel, 2016. "Belonging, believing, bonding, and behaving: the relationship between religion and business ownership at the country level," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 26(3), pages 519-550, July.
    2. Estrin, Saul & Mickiewicz, Tomasz & Stephan, Ute, 2016. "Human capital in social and commercial entrepreneurship," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 31(4), pages 449-467.
    3. Kim Looi & Yusniza Kamarulzaman, 2015. "Convergence in the priorities of entrepreneurial values: Empirical evidence from Malaysia," Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Springer, vol. 13(1), pages 67-88, March.

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    Keywords

    Entrepreneurship; self-employment; values; culture; motivations; psychology;

    JEL classification:

    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups
    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics

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