Special Issue "Behaviour of Places and People—A CBD Perspective on Entrepreneurship"

A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387). This special issue belongs to the section "International Entrepreneurship".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Annie Tubadji
Guest Editor
Department of Economics, School of Management, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
Interests: Culture-Based Development (CBD); cultural capital; bounded rationality; milieu; neuroeconomics; narrative economics; innovation; knowledge; inequality; entrepreneurship; new cultural economics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to invite you to propose a paper for a Special Issue on “Behaviour of Places and People—A CBD Perspective on Entrepreneurship”.

Regional economics has been striving to create a path for analysing the behaviour of places as a factor for local development at least since the work by Hägerstraand (1970), What about People in Regional Science? The last year has seen the zenith of two publications which celebrate the success of the few main contributors on this topic in the last decades. Namely, these are the work by Obschonka and Fritsch (2020), Footprints: Geography of Entrepreneurial Psychology and the new book by Huggins and Thompson (2020), A Behavioural Theory of Economic Development: The Uneven Evolution of Cities and Regions. Both books, each in its own way, promote the idea that places have a psychological character which is represented by a locality specific behavioural pattern that acts as part of the cultural milieu and affects entrepreneurial performance.

Culture-based development (CBD) is a cultural and regional economics research paradigm, which postulates that there is a cultural bias on economic choice and this bias is a function of the interaction of the regional and the microeconomic level. Put differently, in the CBD approach, economic decision-making is assumed to happen potentially as a process with a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium. Most importantly, on a micro level, the CBD approach considers all innovative behaviour, such as entrepreneurial behaviour, a function of both individual psychological characteristics and the psychological characteristics of the local/regional milieu. The daring behaviour of the individual is conceptualised as a subject of pre-selection bias driven by the psychological milieu, which according to a Shacklean potential surprise function truncates certain innovative individuals away from daring to engage with entrepreneurship per se.

The current Special Issue seeks novel contributions that can illustrate and potentially expand the CBD perspective on entrepreneurship by showcasing how individual and local psychology interact to determine various entrepreneurial outcomes.

Contributions of qualitative, quantitative nature, as well as mixed-method research are welcome in this Special Issue. We will give preference to papers that best showcase the interaction between the behaviour of places and the behaviour of people with a significant impact on entrepreneurial decision making, economic profit, and firm survival.

Dr. Annie Tubadji
Guest Editor

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  • culture
  • entrepreneurship
  • cultural capital
  • behavioural regional economics
  • culture-based development

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