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
Date Written: May 4, 2011
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
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