Definition of embeddedness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also imbeddedness) noun
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbedɪdnəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbedɪdnəs//
[uncountable] (formal)
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the degree to which an activity, an organization, a relationship, etc. is influenced by the social or cultural environment in which it occurs or exists Recent research has highlighted the social embeddedness of entrepreneurship, in which value is shaped as much by cultural as economic influences.