Title

Perceptions of Entrepreneurial Success Factors: A Cross-cultural Comparison of 27 Countries

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Keywords

entrepreneurship perception, attribution cross-cultural management

Abstract

This study examines how perceptions of entrepreneurial attributes differ across countries. Results from 27 countries all over the world indicate more similarities in features inhibiting to a person being a successful entrepreneur between countries than in characteristics contributing to a person being a successful entrepreneur. In countries with population less than 20 million, people see successful entrepreneurs more as innovative opportunity seeker and turn less attention to their behaviour than people in bigger countries. From cultural dimensions future orientation practices had higher predicting power. In Latin-American countries team building, open mind and innovativeness are considered to be important success factors.

Recommended Citation

Alas, Ruth, Tiit Elenurm, Elizabeth J. Rozell, and Wesley A. Scroggins. "Perceptions of entrepreneurial success factors: A cross-cultural comparison of 27 countries." Journal of Business and Economics 6, no. 9 (2015): 1570-1584.

DOI for the article

10.15341/jbe(2155-7950)/09.06.2015/003

Department

Management and Information Technology

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