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Cultural Characteristics and the Entrepreneurial Intentions of University Students

Andrea S. Gubik () and Zoltán Bartha ()
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Andrea S. Gubik: University of Miskolc

Theory Methodology Practice (TMP), 2017, vol. 13, issue 02, 3-12

Abstract: The goals of the paper are to analyse the relationship between the cultural dimensions and to investigate the entrepreneurial intentions and activity of university students in 21 selected OECD countries. The analysis was conducted using the GUESSS database, which also includes three cultural dimensions of the GLOBE project. We found that there is a positive correlation between the entrepreneurial intentions of students and In-Group Collectivism. Uncertainty Avoidance does not have a direct effect on entrepreneurial activity of intentions; however, it correlates positively with perceived behavioural control, which has been proved to have a significant effect on entrepreneurial intentions.

Keywords: Cultural dimensions; entrepreneurial activity; entrepreneurial intentions; GLOBE; GUESSS; OECD (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D70 L26 M14 N30 P17 Z10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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