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Cultural prototypes of the successful entrepreneur: a cross-cultural comparison of Ireland, Guatemala and China

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dc.contributor.author Birdthistle, Naomi
dc.contributor.author Rozell, Elizabeth J
dc.contributor.author Scroggins, Wesley A
dc.contributor.author Guo, Aimin
dc.contributor.author Fuentes, Juan L
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-02T17:09:02Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-02T17:09:02Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4329
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper presents initial results from the first stage of the international research program “Entrepreneurship Work in Organizations Requiring Leadership Development” (E-WORLD). Qualitative methodologies (literature reviews and focus groups) were used to collect data on perceptions of entrepreneurs in the countries of Ireland, Guatemala, and China. The data were used to identify entrepreneurial prototypes in each country that provide and initial examination into how individuals in each country conceptualize the entrepreneur in that culture. In each of the countries, the entrepreneur is perceived to be visionary, possessing some degree of creativity and innovation and willing to explore new opportunities. They are also perceived to be determined individuals who can persevere in difficult times. However, cultural differences are evident in perceptions of independence and autonomy, entrepreneurial risks and challenges, locus of control, and entrepreneurial motivation. Implications and limitations of the study are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher East Carolina University * College of Business, Department of Management en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Small Business Institute Journal;5 (1), pp. 1-38
dc.relation.uri http://www.smallbusinessinstitute.biz/page-1259166
dc.subject entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject culture en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject Guatemala en_US
dc.subject China en_US
dc.title Cultural prototypes of the successful entrepreneur: a cross-cultural comparison of Ireland, Guatemala and China en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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