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The Social Dimensions of Entrepreneurship


Amir N. Licht


Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Jordan I. Siegel


Harvard Business School


OXFORD HANDBOOK OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP, Mark Casson and Bernard Yeung, eds., Oxford University Press, 2006

Abstract:     
Schumpeter's canonical depiction of the entrepreneur as an agent of social and economic change implies that entrepreneurs are especially sensitive to the social environment. We use an organizing framework based on institutional economics, in combination with lessons from cross-cultural psychology, to consider the social dimensions of entrepreneurship. The level and modes of entrepreneurial activity are affected by the surrounding culture and by legal rules. Entrepreneurs may partially overcome institutional deficiencies by relying on social networks that facilitate reputational bonding as a means for resource-sharing.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 43

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, social institutions, culture, law, social networks, reputation

JEL Classification: L1, L2, M13, P1, Z1

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Date posted: October 26, 2005  

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Licht, Amir N. and Siegel, Jordan I., The Social Dimensions of Entrepreneurship. OXFORD HANDBOOK OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP, Mark Casson and Bernard Yeung, eds., Oxford University Press, 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=824844

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Amir N. Licht (Contact Author)
Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law ( email )
P.O. Box 167
Herzliya, 46150
Israel
972-9-952-7332 (Phone)
952-9-9513323 (Fax)
European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
c/o ECARES ULB CP 114
B-1050 Brussels
Belgium
952-9-9513323 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http:/www.ecgi.org
Jordan I. Siegel
Harvard Business School ( email )
Morgan Hall 231
Soldiers Field
Boston, MA 02163
United States
617-495-6303 (Phone)
617-496-5859 (Fax)
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