Measuring entrepreneurial culturally - is it possible?

A. B. Boshoff, C. Hoole

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Non-portability of constructs is seen as a potential problem in international research. Studying attitudes as an approach to understanding entrepreneurs is seen as potentially profitable in order to understand members of this entrepreneurs. The construct validity of the Entrepreneurial Attitude Orientation Scale (as adapted) when used on a South African sample is psychometrically examined by means of Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis. It is found that the factor structure differs from that established on a North American sample. Portability of constructs embodied in measuring instruments seems to be a significant problem when research is contemplated on an international scale.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbera1878
Pages (from-to)234-253
Number of pages20
JournalSouth African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Economics,Econometrics and Finance
  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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