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

Adomako, Samuel, Amankwah-Amoah, Joseph, Kesse, Kwabena, Ning, Ernestine (2022) Where do they go for advice? Entrepreneurs’ advice-seeking behavior in Africa. International Studies of Management & Organization, 52 (1). pp. 44-62. ISSN 0020-8825. (doi:10.1080/00208825.2021.2023441) (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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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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/00208825.2021.2023441
Uncontrolled keywords: Africa, entrepreneurs, environmental dynamism, external advice seeking, internal advice seeking
Subjects: H Social Sciences
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: 13 Apr 2022 09:42 UTC
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