A Comparative Study of Attitudes towards Entrepreneurship between Polish and British Students

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Abstract

Background

Entrepreneurship continues to gain momentum as a significant and relevant field of research. Policy makers in the rush to stimulate entrepreneurship in various countries, often rely on the success stories and prescriptions documented in the entrepreneurship literature in which most studies are set in the United States.

Research aims

The article present exploratory study addresses the subject of cross-cultural differences in attitudes towards entrepreneurship by focusing attention on two particular types of cultures of entrepreneurship British and Polish.

Method

The quantitative research (survey) was conducted in May 2014 among 153 Polish and 94 British graduate and postgraduate management students.

Key findings

The findings have some distinctive implications for government, policy makers and educators through determining the attitudes towards entrepreneurship among students.

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