Entrepreneurship and Culture

  • Andreas Freytag
  • Roy Thurik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Culture and the Individual Entrepreneur

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 10-10
    2. Andreas Freytag, Roy Thurik
      Pages 1-8
    3. Uwe Cantner, Maximilian Goethner, Andreas Meder
      Pages 79-94
  3. Regional Cultural Aspects and the Entrepreneur

  4. Transnational Cultural Differences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 156-156
    2. Andreas Freytag, Roy Thurik
      Pages 157-170
    3. Christine König, Holger Steinmetz, Michael Frese, Andreas Rauch, Zhong-Ming Wang
      Pages 171-200
    4. Christian Bjørnskov, Nicolai Foss
      Pages 201-225
    5. Kashifa Suddle, Sjoerd Beugelsdijk, Sander Wennekers
      Pages 227-244
  5. Development Over Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 270-270
    2. Sander Wennekers, Roy Thurik, André van Stel, Niels Noorderhaven
      Pages 271-299

About this book


The book is an innovative compilation of papers that explore the relationship between cultural features and entrepreneurship. The relative stability of differences in entrepreneurial activity across countries suggests that other than economic factors are at play. The contributions to this edited volume deal with the foundations of entrepreneurship and with the effects of different cultural settings on the incidence and success of entrepreneurs. Topics are individual decision making in a cultural context, regional aspects of entrepreneurship, cross-country differences, and the influence of culture on entrepreneurial activity.


Country Differences Culture Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship Institutions Motivation business

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Freytag
    • 1
  • Roy Thurik
    • 2
  1. 1.Fak. WirtschaftswissenschaftenUniversität JenaJenaGermany
  2. 2.Econometrisch InstituutErasmus Universiteit RotterdamRotterdamNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-87909-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-87910-7
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