The moral legitimacy of entrepreneurs: An analysis of early-stage entrepreneurship across 26 countries.

Kibler, Ewald and Kautonen, Teemu (2014) The moral legitimacy of entrepreneurs: An analysis of early-stage entrepreneurship across 26 countries. International Small Business Journal. ISSN 1741-2870

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Abstract

This article develops our socio-cultural understanding of entrepreneurship by examining the influence of the moral legitimacy of entrepreneurs upon an individual’s engagement in early-stage entrepreneurship. A multilevel analysis conducted across 26 countries demonstrates that the higher the perceived degree of moral legitimacy, the more likely an individual is to consider starting a business, to begin preparing a business and to progress to actually found and run the business. We conclude that moral norms in society are an important influence upon early-stage entrepreneurship; thus, it is critical to legitimize the position of entrepreneurs as moral and beneficial for society as a whole.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Citation: Kibler,E. and Kautonen, T., 2016. The moral legitimacy of entrepreneurs: An analysis of early-stage entrepreneurship across 26 countries. International Small Business Journal, 34 (1), pp.34-50. (online before print July 30 2014).
Faculty: Lord Ashcroft International Business School
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 15:45
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 15:13
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/612790

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