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Where do they go for advice? Entrepreneurs’ advice-seeking behavior in Africa

Adomako, Samuel, Amankwah-Amoah, J., Kesse, K, Ning, E (2021) Where do they go for advice? Entrepreneurs’ advice-seeking behavior in Africa. International Studies of Management & Organization, . ISSN 0020-8825. (In press) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:89944)

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Abstract

Using time-lagged primary data from entrepreneurs in two developing countries (Ghana, N=261 and Ethiopia, N=166), we examine how institutional voids drive entrepreneurs’ advice seeking behavior. Our findings show that higher levels of institutional voids in these developing countries are negatively related to internal advice-seeking but positively associated with external adviceseeking. The results also show that a heightened perception of environmental dynamism negatively moderates the relationship between institutional voids and internal advice-seeking but positively moderates the effect of institutional voids and external advice-seeking. Furthermore, we find that the negative relationship between institutional voids and internal advice-seeking is positive when entrepreneurs develop ties with politicians. The positive relationship between institutional voids and external advice-seeking is amplified when political network connections are stronger. Implications and direction for future research are discussed

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2021 08:05 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2021 10:28 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/89944 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Amankwah-Amoah, J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0383-5831
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