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What effect does Cultural Tightness have on Effectuation among entrepreneurs

Samuels, Tim Ivor (2021) What effect does Cultural Tightness have on Effectuation among entrepreneurs.

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Abstract:This paper seeks to investigate the effect cultural tightness and looseness has on the adoption of effectuation and causation practices. Cultural tightness refers to the degree to which deviant behaviour is allowed in a country. Tight cultures are more restrictive in their nature, with harsher punishments for norm violations. Loose cultures have weaker social norms, where there is a higher degree of toleration for stepping outside the social norms. Researchers believe this has to do with factors as population density, prevalence of diseases or the occurrence of natural disasters. But what effect does it have on effectuation practices? Entrepreneurial activities can be viewed as behaviour which deviates from the standard quo. Instead of doing the same job as their parents, entrepreneurs look for other ways to make a living. Is it possible that in some nations, there is less entrepreneurial activity because of cultural tightness? We assessed this by interviewing entrepreneurs via a semi-structured interview. And analysing the results via content analysis method. Which is a more naturalistic way of interpreting qualitative results.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:02 science and culture in general, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/86748
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