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KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to present an empirical finding in the area of culture and

entrepreneurial intention. The author developed an entrepreneurial culture measure regard to values of proudness and prejudice based on the data from the World Values Survey. Entrepreneurial intention as the dependent variable was draw from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Consortium (GEM)

’s 2006 dataset. The data sample contains 27 countries. The result shows the newly developed culture measure is negatively correlated with entrepreneurial intention, which means countries have high level of prejudice towards certain social groups such as women or immigrants could lead to lower level of entrepreneurial intention. A series of robustness tests were conducted to test the fitness of the model. In general these tests do support the robustness of the finding. However as for the shortage of the small sample size, future research is still needed to confirm this finding.

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2012. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Culture, Entrepreneurial intention, Prejudice values
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Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-148951OAI: diva2:737823
Available from: 2014-09-23 Created: 2014-08-14 Last updated: 2014-09-23Bibliographically approved

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