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Human and social capital as drivers of entrepreneurship

Carolina Madriz (), Juan Carlos Leiva () and Ralph Henn ()
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Carolina Madriz: Business School. Tecnológico de Costa Rica. Calle 15, Ave. 14 Cartago 30101, Costa Rica
Juan Carlos Leiva: Business School. Tecnológico de Costa Rica. Calle 15, Ave. 14 Cartago 30101, Costa Rica,
Ralph Henn: Institute for Entrepreneurship, Technology-Management and Innovation (EnTechnon) at the Karlsruher Institute of Technology Germany

Small Business International Review, 2018, vol. 2, issue 1, 29-42

Abstract: The objective of this study is to determine whether human and social capital are drivers of entrepreneurship. The methodology involves the estimation of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques such as logistic regressions and correlations of variables. It is focused on information from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor database for 2012 from Germany and Costa Rica. The results demonstrate that human and social capital, factors related to knowledge, have a positive statistical relationship with the propensity to become an entrepreneur. Little difference exists among knowledge-related factors across countries. They are mainly related to the cultural contexts, which affect the propensity to become an entrepreneur

Keywords: knowledge; self-efficacy; entrepreneurship; human capital; social capital (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J14 L26 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.26784/sbir.v2i1.47

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