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Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 46 (2012) 5553 – 5557

WCES 2012

elop an entrepreneurial spirit
Lia Codrina Contiu a *, Manuela Rozalia Gabor b*, Daniela Stefanescu c a bc

, Tirgu-Mures, N. Iorga no. 1, 540088, Romania

Abstract As corporate entrepreneurship plays an important role in the process of strategic renewal of existing firms, universities are the means through which students can develop their innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. But there are many influences and factors ial spirit. Based on these considerations Economics, Law and Administrative Sciences, Tirgu-Mures, Romania, regarding the four cultural dimensions developed by Geert Hofstede. This study tests
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Values may be e the societal norms determining practices such as those relating to social stratification, socialization, educational systems, and legislation (Hofstede, 2001, p. 9-12).

* Lia Codrina Contiu Tel.: +4-074-009-4636; Manuela Rozalia Gabor Tel.: +4-074-276-0430; E-mail address: liacontiu@yahoo.com; rozalia_gabor@yahoo.com

1877-0428 © 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Uzunboylu doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.474

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2. Cultural dimensions and entrepreneurial spirit ) seminal work on cul dimensions (individualism, masculinity, power distance, uncertainty avoidance) to entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activity. Shane developed a theoretical framework and tested the relationship between national individualism/collectivism to corporate entrepreneurship. Mueller and Thomas (2001) found that entrepreneurial orientation was greatest in cultures which showed a combination of high individualism and low uncertainty avoidance. Universities are recognized as centres of higher education, accompanied in many cases by research efforts for the purposes of advancing knowledge (J. H. Gassol, 2007). Universities are considered an important ingredient of the innovation formula in the new knowledge society,

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