Essays on Cultural Influence on Entrepreneurship - Evidence from Arab Entrepreneurs Research Proposal

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The paper “ Cultural Influence on Entrepreneurship - Evidence from Arab Entrepreneurs” is an engrossing example of the research proposal on business. This is a proposal for research on the topic of the influence that culture has on entrepreneurship. Specifically, the proposed research will be based on how cultural values influence entrepreneurial behaviour in Arab entrepreneurs. The proposed research can be understood within the context of two important aspects: one, how different cultures are characterized by specific attributes, and two, how specific cultural attributes shape individual entrepreneurial behaviour. The theoretical context of the proposed research can be understood in terms of theories that have been developed to explain cultural differences among different regional cultures in the world and how these differences influence entrepreneurial behaviour in individuals.

In general, cultural differences among people from different cultures can be understood within the context of Hofstede’ s five cultural dimensions. This is a model that categorizes different cultures of the world based on five important dimensions: power distance index, individualism, masculinity, uncertainty avoidance index, and long-term orientation (Paul 2008, p. 156). Different cultures show different measures for each of the five dimensions.

Therefore, individuals from a single culture tend to exhibit similar behavioural traits as suggested by this model. The importance of culture on entrepreneurship is not a new phenomenon. This is to say that a number of studies on the subject have already been studied. What is clear from literature on the subject is that there is a link between specific cultural dimensions and specific traits that have been associated with entrepreneurship (Lee-Ross & Lashley 2010, p. 29). The thinking has been that people who live within a single geographical region share common cultural attributes.

It is these attributes that may define their entrepreneurial traits later in life. Therefore, this study will be carried out within this context by seeking to establish the strength of this relationship while relying entirely on evidence from Arab entrepreneurs.

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