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Investigating total entrepreneurial activity and entrepreneurial intention in Africa regions using fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) / Malcolm Beynon; Paul Jones; David Pickernell; Gideon Maas

Small Enterprise Research, Volume: 27, Issue: 2, Pages: 146 - 164

Swansea University Author: Paul, Jones

  • Accepted Manuscript under embargo until: 27th October 2021

Abstract

This study offers a novel evaluation of the conditions for Total Entrepreneurial Activity (TEA) and Entrepreneurial Intention (EI) across 59 Sub-Saharan African regions. The analysis employs fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis using Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (2013) survey data using fiv...

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Published in: Small Enterprise Research
ISSN: 1321-5906 1175-0979
Published: UK Informa UK Limited 2020
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa54066
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Abstract: This study offers a novel evaluation of the conditions for Total Entrepreneurial Activity (TEA) and Entrepreneurial Intention (EI) across 59 Sub-Saharan African regions. The analysis employs fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis using Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (2013) survey data using five condition variables, measuring regional-level entrepreneurial attitudes and perceptions, including education level, considered against TEA and EI. This novel regional contribution identifies diversity between African countries and regions for entrepreneurial activities and its drivers, with several groups identified. This highlights a requirement for future research encompassing further countries and regions in African, and also multi-year studies that can track these issues longitudinally. The study informs knowledge and practice regarding entrepreneurial behaviour across African regions. Through examination of the different combinations of condition variables, across causal recipes, it provides understanding of variations in the socio-cultural drivers of entrepreneurial activity between regions, groups of regions, and countries, for TEA and EI.
Keywords: Africa, regions, entrepreneurial activity, entrepreneurial intention, FsQCA
College: School of Management
Issue: 2
Start Page: 146
End Page: 164