Who becomes a small-scale entrepreneur in a post-socialist environment: On the differences between entrepreneurs and managers in east Germany

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It is argued that personality orientations play a role in the emergence of entrepreneurs, particularly in an ex-socialist country. Managers (n= 75) and entrepreneurs (n=102) are compared in East Germany and it is found that there are clear differences between them. A discriminant analysis is able to correctly classify 79 percent to the two groups based on variables related to autonomy, innovativeness, competitive aggressiveness, and achievement orientation.
ZeitschriftJournal of Small Business Management
Seiten (von - bis)31-42
Anzahl der Seiten12
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 07.1999
Extern publiziertJa