Entrepreneurship Culture in Germany: German Personality as a Barrier to Entrepreneurship? (Zur Gründungskultur in Deutschland: Persönlichkeitseigenschaften als Gründungshemmnis?) (in German)

GRÜNDUNGSFÖRDERUNG IN THEORIE UND PRAXIS, pp. 131-144, N. Irsch, P. Witt, eds., 2011

15 Pages Posted: 9 May 2011 Last revised: 31 May 2011

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Jorn H. Block

University of Trier - Faculty of Management; Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Institute of Management (ERIM)

Date Written: May 4, 2011

Abstract

Personality and culture are regarded as important factors with regard to the decision to start a business. This paper summarizes which personality factors lead an individual to start a business. In a next step, the paper discusses empirical evidence about the occurrence of these personality traits in Germany. The paper closes with a discussion as to whether the German school system is beneficial to the development of personality traits needed to start a business.

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Keywords: entrepreneurship culture, barriers to entrepreneurship, personality traits, Germany

JEL Classification: M10, M13

Suggested Citation

Block, Jorn Hendrich, Entrepreneurship Culture in Germany: German Personality as a Barrier to Entrepreneurship? (Zur Gründungskultur in Deutschland: Persönlichkeitseigenschaften als Gründungshemmnis?) (in German) (May 4, 2011). GRÜNDUNGSFÖRDERUNG IN THEORIE UND PRAXIS, pp. 131-144, N. Irsch, P. Witt, eds., 2011 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1831763

Jorn Hendrich Block (Contact Author)

University of Trier - Faculty of Management ( email )

D-54296
Germany

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Institute of Management (ERIM) ( email )

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3000 DR Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland 3062PA
Netherlands

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