publication . Other literature type . Article . Part of book or chapter of book . 2014

Regional Social Legitimacy of Entrepreneurship: Implications for Entrepreneurial Intention and Start-up Behaviour

Kibler, Ewald; Kautonen, Teemu; Fink; Matthias;
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  • Published: 06 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Kibler E., Kautonen T. and Fink M. 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...
free text keywords: ta512, General Social Sciences, General Environmental Science, Survey data collection, Regional culture, Economic geography, Official statistics, Entrepreneurship, Sociology, Start up, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Social legitimacy, Bespoke, Social psychology
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