Income Inequality, Entrepreneurial Activity, and National Business Systems: A Configurational Analysis.

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2018-07
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Lewellyn, Krista B.
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Sage Publications Inc.
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This article explores how and why high levels of income inequality result from configurations of different types of entrepreneurial activities and elements of the institutional context in a multicountry sample. A configurational approach is used to unpack the complexities associated with how income inequality arises from different types of entrepreneurial activities embedded in different institutional contexts associated with Whitley’s national business systems dimensions. The findings from fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis reveal that high levels of both high-growth and necessity entrepreneurial activity are associated with income inequality in certain contexts that are characterized by distinct institutional complementarities. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Business & Society is the property of Sage Publications Inc. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
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Income distribution, Entrepreneurship, Qualitative research
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Lewellyn, K. B. (2018). Income Inequality, Entrepreneurial Activity, and National Business Systems: A Configurational Analysis. Business & Society, 57(6), 1114–1149. https://doi.org/10.1177/0007650317697954
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