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SILVA, Marco Antonio Oliveira Monteiro da; CORREIA, Manuela Faia; SCHOLTEN, Marc  and  GOMES, Luiz Flavio Autran Monteiro. Cultura nacional e orientação empreendedora: Um estudo comparativo entre Brasil e Portugal. Comport. Organ. Gest. [online]. 2008, vol.14, n.1, pp.65-84. ISSN 0872-9662.

This paper describes a study aiming at comparing entrepreneurs-owners of firms in incubators in Brazil and in Portugal. The comparasion between the two countries was due to a common past mirrored, especially the Portuguese influence in brazilian`s cultural, reflected in Hofstede`s cross cultural study (1980). The entrepreneurial orientation was higher in Brazil, especially in the dimensions risk-taking and competitive aggressiveness. The Brazilian entrepreneurs revealed a higher rejection of future uncertainties, higher propensity to take risks and to expose themselves to uncertainty. This study rise important questions about the drives of entrepreneurship, and a curiosity about this. It suggests future researchs to study the opportunity and necessity entrepreneurial in two countries.

Keywords : entrepreneurship; entrepreneurial orientation; national culture.

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