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When does the socio-cultural context matter? Communal orientation and entrepreneurs' resource accumulation efforts in Africa

Khayesi, JNO and George, G (2011) 'When does the socio-cultural context matter? Communal orientation and entrepreneurs' resource accumulation efforts in Africa.' Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 84 (3). 471 - 492. ISSN 0963-1798

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Abstract

We examined the effect of entrepreneurs'communal orientation and social capital on entrepreneurs' acquisition of resources, and the cost of raising those resources. Using an errors-in-variables estimation in a sample of 242 Ugandan entrepreneurs from Kampala, we find that shared identity is positively associated with the quantity of resources raised by entrepreneurs, whereas shared identity and communal orientation are associated with a higher cost of raising resources. Further, communal orientation positively moderates the relationship between kin composition and the quantity of resources raised; whereas communal orientation negatively moderates the relationship between trust, shared identity, and resources. In contrast, a high communal orientation is associated with increased cost of raising resources when shared identity is high. These findings reveal that entrepreneurs' socio-cultural contexts, particularly communal orientation, has a moderating effect on the relationship between entrepreneurs' social capital and resource accumulation. ©2011 The British Psychological Society.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Jane Khayesi
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2017 12:19
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 22:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16744

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