Social Entrepreneurial Intentions China vs. United States - Is There a Difference?
Type of Research
2014, After July
Discipline-based scholarship (basic research)
This study evaluates how cultural dimensions impact the determinants of social entrepreneurial intentions. We develop a survey instrument and analyze the determinants of the social entrepreneurial intentions of 236 individuals from China and the United States through factor analysis and structural equation modeling. Our results suggest that when forming their social entrepreneurial intentions, those in China are influenced more by subjective norms and less by behavioral attitude than those in the United States. The results suggest that the concept of social entrepreneurship is not uniform across two cultures and individuals form their intentions under the influence of culture