Entrepreneurship Culture and Regional Development

  • Michael Fritsch
  • Michael Wyrwich
Part of the International Studies in Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 40)


This chapter discusses the empirical evidence of persistent levels of regional self-employment and new business formation. It is argued that a regional culture of entrepreneurship plays an important role in explaining the persistence of entrepreneurship. We discuss possible explanations for the emergence of a culture of entrepreneurship, and how it might become self-perpetuating over time.


Entrepreneurship Economic development Entrepreneurship culture Institutions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Fritsch
    • 1
  • Michael Wyrwich
    • 2
  1. 1.Friedrich Schiller University JenaJenaGermany
  2. 2.University of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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