Practice rather than preach: cultural practices and female social entrepreneurship

Hechavarría, Diana M and Brieger, Steven A (2022) Practice rather than preach: cultural practices and female social entrepreneurship. Small Business Economics, 58. pp. 1131-1151. ISSN 0921-898X

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Abstract

This paper draws on practice theory to argue that the practiced culture of a society and gender interact to create cultured capacities for social entrepreneurship among entrepreneurs. We combine data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) with the Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE) and World Bank (WB) to identify what cultural practices are most relevant for female entrepreneurs’ practice of social entrepreneurship across 33 countries. Our findings suggest that female entrepreneurs are more likely to engage in social entrepreneurship when cultural practices of power distance, humane orientation, and in-group collectivism are low, and cultural practices of future orientation and uncertainty avoidance are high, when compared to male entrepreneurs.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Culture, Entrepreneurship, Global Entrepreneurship, Monitor, Global leadership and effectiveness study, Female entrepreneurship, Social entrepreneurship
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Strategy and Marketing
Depositing User: Steven Brieger
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2021 08:04
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2022 11:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/95927

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