Title: Education affecting entrepreneurial intention: moderated by institutional and cultural conditions
Authors: Bahi Slaoui Chaimae; Dinia Mohammed
Addresses: Laboratory of Economic Analysis and Modeling, Faculty of Law and Economic Sciences, University Mohammed V Morocco, Souissi, Rabat, Morocco ' Faculty of Law and Economic Sciences, University Mohammed V Morocco, Souissi, Rabat, Morocco
Abstract: Entrepreneurship has been interesting researchers for decades due to the impact it can have on the economic growth of a country. Policymakers are also interested in the spread of such activities. In this sense, several types of research inspected entrepreneurial intention in different countries of the world. Far less were interested in the impact institutions and culture have upon entrepreneurial intent and no research focused on that effect in the Middle East and North Africa. This paper asks the question: is there a negative impact of institutions and culture upon entrepreneurial intent? Using a representative sample of people in 16 countries out of 23 in the Middle East and North African region from GEM, the analysis confirms a negative moderating effect of institutional support as hypothesised. The study contributes to understanding how institutional support act in the relationship between education and entrepreneurial intent in the Middle East and North Africa.
Keywords: entrepreneurial intent; culture; institutions; education; institutional support; Middle East; North Africa.
MENA Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, 2020 Vol.1 No.1, pp.123 - 142
Received: 16 Jun 2019
Accepted: 22 Jan 2020
Published online: 05 Jan 2021 *