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August 5, 2016

Entrepreneurship professor Saurav Pathak's paper accepted for publication in International Business Review

Submitted by Brent Fritzemeier

Kansas State University assistant professor of entrepreneurship Saurav Pathak, along with co-author Etayankara Muralidharan of MacEwan University, recently had their research accepted for publication in the International Business Review Journal.

Their study, "Informal institutions and international entrepreneurship," examines the influence of three informal institutions — performance orientation, self-expression and social desirability — on the extent of internationalization by early stage entrepreneurial firms.

The research was based on multilevel modeling techniques using 20,656 individual-level responses obtained from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor survey for 39 countries from 2001 to 2008, and supplementing with country-level data obtained from the World Values Survey and the Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness study.

"The results of our study demonstrate that high performance orientation, high self-expression, and low social desirability of entrepreneurship in societies increase the extent of internationalization by early-stage entrepreneurial firms," Pathak said. "The study promotes new theory and empirical findings on the relationship between informal institutions and entrepreneurial agency."

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