Country-based comparison analysis using fsQCA investigating entrepreneurial attitudes and activity

Malcolm J. Beynon, Paul Jones, David Pickernell

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This study undertakes a cross-country comparison of the relationship between entrepreneurship attitudes and high and low entrepreneurial activity. The analysis employs fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis. The data set comes from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2011 survey, four country-level entrepreneurial attitudes and perceptions variables considered against Total Early-Stage Entrepreneurial Activity from a sample of 54 countries. This study provides comprehensive understanding of variations between individual countries at different levels of economic development and groups of countries in their level of opportunity and necessity-related entrepreneurial activity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1271-1276
JournalJournal of Business Research
Issue number4
Early online date3 Nov 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016


  • Country
  • Economic development
  • Entrepreneurship activity
  • FsQCA
  • Opportunity
  • Necessity


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