Productive, Unproductive and Destructive Entrepreneurship: A Theoretical and Empirical Exploration

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Peter Lang, 2008 - Business & Economics - 231 pages
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Drawing on Baumol's concepts of productive, unproductive and destructive entrepreneurship and relevant amendments, this book develops a conceptual framework which allows operationalising the concepts for empirical assessment. Using data from a longitudinal survey, the author further makes one of the first attempts to address these concepts empirically. The results show the importance of shifting the focus from firms' activities to output on both, venture and societal levels, short and long term. Overall, the findings suggest that productive entrepreneurs are less involved in behaviour such as tax avoidance or illegal business and show a higher level of entrepreneurial orientation.
 

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Contents

List of Figures
15
context matters
32
Conceptualisation of the term activities
50
Framework for the assessment of directly and indirectly productive
70
Towards a measurement of productive unproductive and destructive
73
Description of the survey method
86
Response rate and item non response
99
E Empirical exploration of productive unproductive and destructive
115
Questionnaire form for the follow up study phone interviews 2006
202
Selected individual level characteristics
212
Selected venture level characteristics
214
Rent Seeking versus Conforming Behaviour
216
Unofficial Payments versus Conforming Behaviour
217
Unethical Behaviour versus Conforming Behaviour
218
Means S Ds and correlations for quantitative variables EO
219
Means S Ds and correlations for quantitative variables EB
221

Determinants of productive unproductive and destructive
129
Determinants of productive unproductive and destructive
156
Assessing the relationship as conceptualised by goals and expectations EB and EO and SME value creation
160
F Conclusions and implications
165
References
173
Questionnaire form for the face to face interviews 2005
185
Individual dimensions of EO results from the analysis
223
Types of irregular payments versus conforming activity and resulting SMEs output in venture level short and long term
224
Types of irregular payments versus conforming activity and resulting SMEs output in societal level short and long term
226
Perceived environmental influences and involvement in various dimensions of EO
228
Access to capital and involvement in various dimensions of EO
230
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About the author (2008)

The Author: Arnis Sauka is currently a researcher at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (Latvia). Prior to joining a doctoral program at the University of Siegen (Germany), he was a visiting Ph.D. candidate at J nk ping International Business School (Schweden), and teacher fellow at University College London. He also gained practical experience in business management working for different companies in Latvia.

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