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Cross-cultural entrepreneurship research: Current status and framework for future studies

Published on Sep 1, 2009in Journal of International Entrepreneurship
· DOI :10.1007/s10843-008-0035-5
Andreas Engelen22
Estimated H-index: 22
(RWTH Aachen University),
Florian Heinemann7
Estimated H-index: 7
(RWTH Aachen University),
Malte Brettel29
Estimated H-index: 29
(RWTH Aachen University)
Abstract
Although cross-cultural research in the field of entrepreneurship is still in its infancy as a research stream, it offers important inferences for both theory and practice. Some have criticized the relative immaturity of previous survey-based studies’ methodology. In order to address this flaw, we analyze existing survey-based studies in the field of cross-cultural entrepreneurship to identify research gaps in content and methodology and then derive the most appropriate analytical approach to fill the gaps for this type of research. Finally, we present a practical framework in which to conduct sound and prudent future studies, integrating the most appropriate analytical approach, general methodological insights, and the particularities of entrepreneurship research in a cross-cultural setting.
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