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The Entrepreneurial Culture: Guiding Principles of the Self-Employed

Florian Noseleit ()

No 2008-034, Jena Economic Research Papers from Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Abstract: What makes entrepreneurs different? Using a cross-country dataset, this paper explores essential parts of the value system of entrepreneurs in Western European countries by comparing value items of the self-employed to that of the non-self-employed. The self- employed rate values higher that aim toward openness to change and self-enhancement. In turn, values related to conservation are considered less important.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; self-employment; values; culture; motivations; psychology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L26 M13 Z1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2008-05-02
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