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Cultural Aspects of Entrepreneurship

abstract This chapter deals with possible policy action to foster business start-up culture and positive attitudes towards business foundation in OECD countries. The formulation of recommendations for political action presupposes that the interactions between diverse factors of influence, start-up related mindset and business foundation activities are known. For this reason, theoretical reference is made first to the relationship among culture, attitudes and foundation activity. Then, empirical results and a model are presented. Subsequently reference is made to the situation in East Germany and – as far as available – to experience with policy initiatives gained in OECD countries.

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type book chapter (English)
   
keywords entrepreneurship, East Germany, culture, attitudes
   
book title Strengthening Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in East Germany: Lessons from Local Approaches
date of appearance 2009
publisher Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Centre for Entrepreneurship, SME and Local Development (CFE) (Paris, France / Trento, Italy)
page(s) 59-71
citation Bergmann, H. (2009). Cultural Aspects of Entrepreneurship. In Strengthening Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in East Germany: Lessons from Local Approaches (pp. 59-71). Paris, France / Trento, Italy: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Centre for Entrepreneurship, SME and Local Development (CFE).