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Explores the relationship between entrepreneurship and cultural features from an individual, regional, and transnational perspective
Works with case studies and econometric analysis
Is an innovative topic
The book is an innovative compilation of papers that explore the relationship between cultural features and entrepreneurship. The relative stability of differences in entrepreneurial activity across countries suggests that other than economic factors are at play. The contributions to this edited volume deal with the foundations of entrepreneurship and with the effects of different cultural settings on the incidence and success of entrepreneurs. Topics are individual decision making in a cultural context, regional aspects of entrepreneurship, cross-country differences, and the influence of culture on entrepreneurial activity.
Culture and the Individual Entrepreneur.- Introducing Entrepreneurship and Culture.- Entrepreneurial Motivations, Culture, and the Law.- The Entrepreneurial Culture: Guiding Principles of the Self-Employed.- Culture, Political Institutions and the Regulation of Entry.- Prior Knowledge and Entrepreneurial Innovative Success.- Regional Cultural Aspects and the Entrepreneur.- Public Research in Regional Networks of Innovators: A Comparative Study of Four East-German Regions.- Entrepreneurial Culture, Regional Innovativeness and Economic Growth.- Transnational Cultural Differences.- Entrepreneurship and its Determinants in a Cross-Country Setting.- Scenario-Based Scales Measuring Cultural Orientations of Business Owners.- Economic Freedom and Entrepreneurial Activity: Some Cross-Country Evidence.- Entrepreneurial Culture and its Effect on the Rate of Nascent Entrepreneurship.- Explaining Cross-National Variations in Entrepreneurship: The Role of Social Protection and Political Culture.- Development Over Time.- Uncertainty Avoidance and the Rate of Business Ownership Across 21 OECD Countries, 1976–2004.- Postmaterialism Influencing Total Entrepreneurial Activity Across Nations.