Regional social legitimacy of entrepreneurship: Implications for entrepreneurial intention and start-up behaviour

Kibler, Ewald and Kautonen, Teemu and Fink, Matthias (2014) Regional social legitimacy of entrepreneurship: Implications for entrepreneurial intention and start-up behaviour. Regional Studies. ISSN 0034-3404

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Abstract

Regional social legitimacy of entrepreneurship: implications for entrepreneurial intention and start-up behaviour, Regional Studies. A new understanding of the role of regional culture in the emergence of business start-up behaviour is developed. The focal construct is regional social legitimacy: the perception of the desirability and appropriateness of entrepreneurship in a region. The econometric analysis utilizes a combination of bespoke longitudinal survey data from 65 regions in Austria and Finland, and variables capturing regional socio-economic characteristics derived from official statistics. The study demonstrates that, and explains how, regional social legitimacy influences the relationships between individual entrepreneurial beliefs, intentions and start-up behaviour and how these interaction effects are conditioned by the socio-economic characteristics of the region.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Citation: Kibler, E., Kautonen, T. and Fink, M., 2014. Regional social legitimacy of entrepreneurship: implications for entrepreneurial intention and start-up behaviour. Regional Studies, 48(6), pp.995-1015..
Faculty: Lord Ashcroft International Business School
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2016 08:30
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2017 11:33
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/613003

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