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Enablers of Entrepreneurial Activity across the European Union—An Analysis Using GEM Individual Data

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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Department, Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Lascăr Catargi Street, no. 54, 700107 Iaşi, Romania
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Department of Management, Marketing and Business Administration, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Bulevardul Carol I 11, 700506 Iasi, Romania
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Strategy Social and Environmental Responsibility Department, School of Management Sciences, University of Quebec at Montreal, PO Box 8888, Downtown Branch Montreal, QC H3C 3P8, Canada
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Sustainability 2020, 12(3), 1022; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12031022
Received: 31 December 2019 / Revised: 21 January 2020 / Accepted: 25 January 2020 / Published: 31 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Social and New Technology Challenges of Sustainable Business)
The objective of this study involves identifying the influence of different perceptual attributes on the likelihood of engaging in early-stage entrepreneurial activities (TEA). The study correspondingly applies individual data based on the statistics gathered from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Adult Population Survey database for 18 European Countries in 2007 and 2014. We performed several logistic regression analyses in order to test the influence of some entrepreneurial attributes on the propensity to engage in TEA. We identified four perceptual determinants: Capability to identify opportunity; having the skills, knowledge and experience to start up a business; fear of failure; and knowing other entrepreneurs. We tested their effect along with some control variables and interaction effects. The results confirm the importance of these factors in explaining entrepreneurial activities across different economies. View Full-Text
Keywords: early-stage entrepreneurial activities; self-confidence; fear of failing; perception of opportunities; networking; Global Entrepreneurship Monitor; European Union early-stage entrepreneurial activities; self-confidence; fear of failing; perception of opportunities; networking; Global Entrepreneurship Monitor; European Union
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Vodă, A.I.; Butnaru, G.I.; Butnaru, R.C. Enablers of Entrepreneurial Activity across the European Union—An Analysis Using GEM Individual Data. Sustainability 2020, 12, 1022. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12031022

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Vodă AI, Butnaru GI, Butnaru RC. Enablers of Entrepreneurial Activity across the European Union—An Analysis Using GEM Individual Data. Sustainability. 2020; 12(3):1022. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12031022

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Vodă, Ana Iolanda, Gina Ionela Butnaru, and Rodica Cristina Butnaru. 2020. "Enablers of Entrepreneurial Activity across the European Union—An Analysis Using GEM Individual Data" Sustainability 12, no. 3: 1022. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12031022

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