Entrepreneurship, institutions and economic development : a configurational approach.

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Hamann, Ralph en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Urban, Boris en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Reddy, Colin David en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-03T05:32:27Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-03T05:32:27Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Reddy, C. 2012. Entrepreneurship, institutions and economic development : a configurational approach. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11095
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This thesis responds to calls for more advanced portrayals of institutional effects on cross-country opportunity entrepreneurial activity (EA). In particular, it examines the effect of formal institutional development on EA depending on differences in informal constraints and economic development (ED). Though acknowledged in part within extant theory, little empirical research has documented the simultaneous interaction of all of the three variables in formal and informal institutions and ED. This research offers one perspective on the interdependencies and directionality between these variables. I suggest that a country's entrepreneurs respond differently to formal institutional incentives depending on societal culture and the nature of opportunities that arise from the predominant economic structure whether agriculturally, manufacturing or services based. I also develop an operational framework to translate institutions to conditions for EA. This framework suggests that formal institutions are associated with entrepreneurial opportunities and incentives, financial capital and an explicit form of human capital such as formal education. In addition, informal institutions are associated with social capital and a tacit form of human capital such as practical experience. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Business en_ZA
dc.title Entrepreneurship, institutions and economic development : a configurational approach. en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Management Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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