Country-based comparison analysis using fsQCA investigating entrepreneurial attitudes and activity

M.J. Beynon, Paul Jones, D. Pickernell

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    This study undertakes a cross-country comparison of the relationship between entrepreneurship attitudes and high and low entrepreneurial activity. The analysis employs fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis. The data set comes from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2011 survey, four country-level entrepreneurial attitudes and perceptions variables considered against Total Early-Stage Entrepreneurial Activity from a sample of 54 countries. This study provides comprehensive understanding of variations between individual countries at different levels of economic development and groups of countries in their level of opportunity and necessity-related entrepreneurial activity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1271–1276
    JournalJournal of Business Research
    Issue number4
    Early online date3 Nov 2015
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

    Bibliographical note

    NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Business Research. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Business Research, [VOL 69, ISSUE 4, 2016] DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2015.10.091


    • Country
    • Economic development
    • Entrepreneurship activity
    • FsQCA
    • Opportunity
    • Necessity


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