Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/194231
Authors: 
Fritsch, Michael
Obschonka, Martin
Wyrwich, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
Jena Economic Research Papers 2018-007
Abstract: 
There is a research gap with respect to understanding the role of entrepreneurial culture and tradition for actual start-up behaviour. We combine historical self-employment data (entrepreneurial tradition) with a psychological measure for entrepreneurial attitudes (entrepreneurial culture). The results reveal a positive relationship between the historical level of selfemployment in a region and the presence of people with an entrepreneurial personality structure today. Our measure for a regional culture of entrepreneurship is positively related not only to the level of new business formation but also the amount of innovation activity.
Subjects: 
entrepreneurship
self-employment
new business formation
personality traits
culture
innovation
JEL: 
L26
N94
O11
O30
R11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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