Research

Entrepreneurial self-efficacy in Central Asian transition economies: quantitative and qualitative analyses

In both quantitative and qualitative field studies, the self-efficacy of entrepreneurs in the transition economies of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan is examined. Using a social cognitive framework, the complex interaction among these entrepreneurs' (N=133) personal characteristics, environment, and self-efficacy is analyzed by structural equation modeling. Their self-efficacy was found to have a direct and mediating impact on performance. Another sample of entrepreneurs from these countries (N=239) qualitatively assessed what they actually do in their day-to-day activities. The findings from these two studies contribute to better understanding and have implications for successful entrepreneurial practice in countries undergoing the difficult process of transition to a market economy.

Publication Information
Article Title: Entrepreneurial self-efficacy in Central Asian transition economies: quantitative and qualitative analyses
Journal: Journal of International Business Studies (2006)
Vol 37 Page 92-110
Author(s): Luthans, Fred;  Ibrayeva, Elina S.
Researcher Information
    
Luthans, Fred
Luthans, Fred
Emeritus
Expertise:
  • Positive Leadership
  • Psychological Capital
  • Organizational Behavior
Management
CoB 325 AA
P.O. Box 880491
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0491, USA
Phone: (402) 472-2324
fluthans1@unl.edu