This study uses a theory of face to identify predictors of interest in entrepreneurship in six East Asian and four Anglo-Saxon countries. At the cultural level, social status of entrepreneurship and shame from business failure predict interest in entrepreneurship better in East Asian than Anglo countries. At the individual level, social status predicts interest in entrepreneurship in the entire sample.
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*Thomas M. Begley is Associate Professor in the College of Business Administration at Northeastern University.
**Wee-Liang Tan is Associate Professor of Management in the School of Business, Singapore Management University
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Begley, T., Tan, WL. The Socio-Cultural Environment for Entrepreneurship: A Comparison Between East Asian and Anglo-Saxon Countries. J Int Bus Stud 32, 537–553 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8490983