Trust and Entrepreneurship: A Presentation by Martin Ljunge
How does trust—expectations about the trustworthiness of others—impact the likelihood of starting a business venture?
“[T]rust promotes individualism, a motivation behind entrepreneurship, and creativity, useful for developing ideas.”
Martin Ljunge of the Research Institute of Industrial Economics joined us as a visiting scholar over the month of July at the Kauffman Foundation. During his time with us, we were able to learn a little more about his work in “trust issues” – how cultural perceptions of trust impact economic decisions, such as the decision to start a business.
Take a look at Dr. Ljunge’s slide deck to get to know a bit of what he’s studying on cultural and intergenerational studies on trust and how it impacts our preferences.
For more on Dr. Ljunge’s work, be sure to read:
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- Ljunge, Martin. Trust Issues: Evidence on the Intergenerational Trust Transmission from Children of Immigrants. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2014, Volume 106, pp. 175-196. Open Access
- Ljunge, Martin. Social Capital and Political Institutions: Evidence that Democracy Fosters Trust. Economics Letters, 122, 2014, pp. 44-49. Open Access
- Ljunge, Martin. Social Capital and Health: Evidence that Ancestral Trust Promotes Health Among Children of Immigrants. Economics and Human Biology, 2014, Vol. 15, pp. 165-186. Open Access Länk doi: 10.1016/j.ehb.2014.09.001
- Ljunge, Martin. Social Capital and the Family: Evidence that Strong Family Ties Cultivate Civic Virtues. Economica, 2015, 82, pp. 103-136.
- Ljunge, Martin. Cultural Transmission of Civicness. Economics Letters 117 (2012) pp. 291-294.