A FUZZY METHODOLOGY FOR LOCAL ENTREPRENEURIAL CULTURE EVALUATION: EVIDENCE FROM POST-SOVIET KYRGYZSTAN

Adem Göleç, Azamat Maksudunov

Abstract


This paper assesses the local entrepreneurial culture based on the perceptions of local residents, by focusing on four distinctdimensions of the local entrepreneurial culture: ‘diversity andchange climate’, ‘business promotion climate’, ‘business discouragement climate’, and ‘focus on local’. A comprehensivesurvey was used to assess the local entrepreneurial culture in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The items included in the survey were categorised as positive or negative statements that describe therespondent’s county. This paper provides a framework that consistsof a two-level model to construct a quantitative measure of local entrepreneurial culture. Essentially, a fuzzy artificial decision is based on data collected by conducting the survey with entrepreneurs and non-entrepreneurs. At the top level, a fuzzy multicriteria decision-making model was used to measure the local entrepreneurial culture. This model assesses the entrepreneurial culture in the community development practices of managers, contributes to future entrepreneurial research, identifies practices for entrepreneurial culture, and assesses the role of local cultural characteristics in entrepreneurship. This study includes a novel methodology, compared with those described in the literature, as it includes a conceptual model based on the perceptions of local residents. The results of this study showed that Bishkek’sentrepreneurial culture is below the middle level.


Keywords


Entrepreneurial culture; Fuzzy multicriteria decision making; Multi-dimensional measure; Fuzzy sets.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7166/30-1-1883

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