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Perceived Feasibility and Desirability of Entrepreneurship in Institutional Contexts in Transition

Sibylle Heilbrunn EMAIL logo , Yariv Itzkovitch and Caren Weinberg


We have scrutinized the role of regulative, normative and cognitive institutional environments on perceived desirability and feasibility of entrepreneurial action by applying the institutional framework to two types of Israel kibbutz cooperative communities. When combining convenient and snowball sampling, entrepreneurial drive indicators were identified among 253 community members in 2010. MANOVA analysis revealed that members of wage differential oriented kibbutzim perceived entrepreneurial action as more feasible but not more desirable than members of egalitarian kibbutzim. This reaffirms the importance of accounting for specific community characteristics when researching aspects of entrepreneurship.


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