Examining Personal Values and Entrepreneurial Motives of Vietnamese Entrepreneurs in the 21st Century: Two Empirical Studies

Examining Personal Values and Entrepreneurial Motives of Vietnamese Entrepreneurs in the 21st... © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156921008X318709 Examining Personal Values and Entrepreneurial Motives of Vietnamese Entrepreneurs in the 21st Century: Two Empirical Studies * Hannah-Hanh D. Nguyen a and Nhung T. Nguyen b a) Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Room 319, California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840, USA Email: hnguyen@csulb.edu b) Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Towson University, Towson, MD 21252, USA Abstract In Study 1, Vietnamese entrepreneurs ( N = 17) were surveyed about their personal values and motives as well as their business outcomes. We found that Vietnamese entrepreneurs’ top five life goals included happiness, a sense of accomplishment, a comfortable life, family security , and national security. Th ey endorsed instrumental values such as intellectual, capable, responsible, self-controlled , and honest . Th eir values were to some extent similar to those of American counterparts as reported in Fagenson’s (1993) study. Among entrepreneurial motives reported, there were some non-economic ones which lent credence to the concept that Vietnamese entrepreneurial motives were multi-dimensional. In Study 2, we used the “grounded theory” approach (Locke, 2001) to induce a conceptual framework of Vietnamese entrepreneurial motives from interview data ( N = http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png African and Asian Studies Brill

Examining Personal Values and Entrepreneurial Motives of Vietnamese Entrepreneurs in the 21st Century: Two Empirical Studies

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© 2008 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1569-2094
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1569-2108
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10.1163/156921008X318709
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