The link between social interaction and entrepreneurial activity has attracted considerable attention in the entrepreneurship literature. In this study, we focus on individual cultural values, shaped by interactions in the social space, as they relate to opportunity evaluation, a cornerstone of the entrepreneurial process. We test our predictions in India, a non-Western society that has sustained one of the highest rates of entrepreneurial activity in the world. Our findings suggest that value orientation of high power distance is negatively associated with opportunity evaluation whereas uncertainty avoidance, collectivism, and femininity are positively associated with opportunity evaluation.
Goktan, Banu; Gupta, Alka; Mukherjee, Subhendu; and Gupta, Vishal K.
"Relating Cultural Values with Opportunity Evaluation: Evidence from India,"
New England Journal of Entrepreneurship: Vol. 20
, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/neje/vol20/iss2/1