Entrepreneurial Success Factor Attributions: A Qualitative Investigation of Estonian, Guatemalan, and Romanian Cultures
Abstract: This paper reports the results of an initial exploratory investigation into culturally endorsed entrepreneurial prototypes. The study is part of the international research program “Entrepreneurship Work in Organizations Requiring Leadership Development” (E-WORLD). Focus group results in Estonia, Guatemala, and Romania are analyzed in order to identify implicit beliefs about successfu,l entrepreneurs in these countries. There are common perceived features of entrepreneurs in the three countries: self-c01ifidence, risk tolerance, communication skills and adaptability, creativity and self-motivation. Cultural differences are evident in entrepreneurial attributions related to optimism and fu,ture orientation. Research results can be used as an input for entrepreneurship training programs.
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Authors: Wesley A. Scroggins, Elizabeth J. Rozell, Tiit Elenurm, Ruth Alas, Cezar Scarlat, Juan L. Fuentes