We draw on institutional theory which suggests that entrepreneurial behavior is shaped by institutional patterns of the environment. Based on a literature review of different policy dimensions impacting entrepreneurship, we derive a framework for the perceived usefulness of policy programs for entrepreneurs. This framework consists of six institutional variables (access to financial resources, access to technology, access to networks, access to consulting/education, tax incentives, reduction of administrative burdens). Moreover, we take into account that access to finance may moderate the utility of the other variables.
"DO POLICY PROGRAMS MEET THE NEEDS OF ENTREPRENEURS? AN INSTITUTIONAL PERSPECTIVE (SUMMARY),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 26
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol26/iss24/2