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Entrepreneurial Phenomenon: Some Reasons for Career Choice Intentions


  • Simona Valeria TOMA

    () (Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania)

  • Mioara CHIRITA

    () (Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania)

  • Daniela SARPE

    () (Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania)


Self-employment and entrepreneurship become increasingly important in our modern economies. This paper tries to provide a timely, definitive and comprehensive overview of the field. The key issues addressed include the impact of ability, risk, personal characteristics to the entrepreneurship. The aim of this article is to provide some information that someone needs in order to decide if the life of an entrepreneur is right for him or the decision to be a self employed is a good one. Making the choice on becoming an entrepreneur can be a challenge. How to know if entrepreneurship is right or not is another question. Also, understanding the attitude towards risk and the correspondent reward for an entrepreneur is very important. The main purpose of this paper is to provide a review and offer a theoretical extension of research on the psychological factors that influence the entrepreneur behavior. There is a meaningful and positive relationship between all psychological dimensions of empowerment (self-efficiency, self-determination, personal consequence, meaning, trust in others) and entrepreneurship.

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  • Simona Valeria TOMA & Mioara CHIRITA & Daniela SARPE, 2011. "Entrepreneurial Phenomenon: Some Reasons for Career Choice Intentions," Economics and Applied Informatics, "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 2, pages 97-102.
  • Handle: RePEc:ddj:fseeai:y:2011:i:2:p:97-102

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    1. Wasserfallen, Walter, 1990. "Expected and unexpected changes in nominal and real variables--evidence from the capital markets," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 9(1), pages 92-107, March.
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    Self-employed; Entrepreneur; Entrepreneur’s traits; Risk taker; Psychological tools;

    JEL classification:

    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • L29 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Other


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