National culture and modes of entry into entrepreneurship

Walter, Sascha Gabriel (2014) National culture and modes of entry into entrepreneurship. In: Exploring the entrepreneurial society : institutions, behaviors and outcomes. UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 9781783472666

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Abstract Previous research has focused on national culture as a determinant of entrepreneurship. However, little is known regarding the effect of national culture on modes of entry into entrepreneurship (e.g., starting versus taking over a business). Following an aggregate trait perspective, we hypothesize that individualism and masculinity favor starting a business whereas uncertainty avoidance and power distance favor taking over a business. Using a unique data set from 3,489 individuals in 34 countries, cross-level analysis supports our hypotheses regarding the effects of individualism and uncertainty avoidance. We discuss the implications of our findings for theory and practice.

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