International Journal of Entrepreneurship (Print ISSN: 1099-9264; Online ISSN: 1939-4675)

Abstract

Biculturalism and Entrepreneurship: An Introductory Research Note (A)

Author(s): Marwan Al-Shammari, Hussam Al Shammari

The field of entrepreneurship as a subject of interest has been drawing growing attention in the past 10 years at a faster pace than ever before. This attention has centred mostly on two dominant constructs: Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial activities. The lack of consensus in research findings is attributed to many factors, among which individual differences are considered important. In this part of the “two-part review”, we use literatures on biculturalism and entrepreneurship to posit that individuals with bi-cultural skills and experiences are more likely than others to trigger opportunities and thus to develop entrepreneurial behaviour. We focus on introducing the notion of cultures and variations in personality traits related to entrepreneurial behaviour.