The moral legitimacy of entrepreneurs: An analysis of early-stage entrepreneurship across 26 countries

dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorKibler, E.
dc.contributor.authorKautonen, T.
dc.contributor.departmentJohtamisen laitosfi
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Management Studiesen
dc.contributor.schoolKauppakorkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Businessen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-10T09:00:46Z
dc.date.available2015-06-10T09:00:46Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.description.abstractThis article will develop our socio-cultural understanding of entrepreneurship by examining the influence of the moral legitimacy of entrepreneurs in society on an individual’s engagement in early-stage entrepreneurship. A multilevel analysis conducted across 26 countries shows that the higher the perceived degree of moral legitimacy, the more likely an individual is to think about starting a business compared to not thinking about it; to start preparing a business as against just considering it; or to found and run a business as compared to just engaging in preparation activities. We conclude that moral norms in society play an important role in early-stage entrepreneurship and that makes it important to legitimize the understanding of entrepreneurs as moral and beneficial for society as a whole.en
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dc.identifier.citationKibler, E. & Kautonen, T. 2014. The moral legitimacy of entrepreneurs: An analysis of early-stage entrepreneurship across 26 countries. International Small Business Journal. ISSN 0266-2426 (printed). DOI: 10.1177/0266242614541844.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0266242614541844
dc.identifier.issn0266-2426 (printed)
dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/16538
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-201506063177
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Small Business Journalen
dc.rights© 2014 SAGE Publications. This is the post print version of the following article: Kibler, E. & Kautonen, T. 2014. The moral legitimacy of entrepreneurs: An analysis of early-stage entrepreneurship across 26 countries. International Small Business Journal. ISSN 0266-2426 (printed). DOI: 10.1177/0266242614541844, which has been published in final form at http://isb.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/07/28/0266242614541844.abstract.en
dc.rights.holderSAGE Publications
dc.subject.keywordmoralen
dc.subject.keywordlegitimacyen
dc.subject.keywordentrepreneurshipen
dc.subject.keywordinstitutional theoryen
dc.subject.otherEntrepreneurshipen
dc.subject.otherSocial sciencesen
dc.titleThe moral legitimacy of entrepreneurs: An analysis of early-stage entrepreneurship across 26 countriesen
dc.typeA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessäfi
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