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Entrepreneurs’ Characteristics – Profile Of The Romanian Entrepreneur



    (“1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia, Romania)


    (Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Management Centre, Sarajevo)


Entrepreneurial orientation is becoming one of the objectives of the future development strategy for the European Union. This alternative is very important for young people especially considering the high unemployment rates of the present situation for majority of the countries. We have to consider also the population that has no alternative and sees entrepreneurship as a possibility of assuring their incomes and also as an opportunity to support the community to which they belong. In this article we try to present general characteristics of the entrepreneurs that are acting in Romania, their motivations and a general overview upon the entrepreneurs’ weight in the occupied population considered on economy’s sectors. In the second part of the article we try to present three models of entrepreneurs in different areas of activity and with different approach to the entrepreneurship characteristics.

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  • Ionela GAVRILA-PAVEN & Seid FIJULJANIN, 2012. "Entrepreneurs’ Characteristics – Profile Of The Romanian Entrepreneur," Romanian Journal of Economics, Institute of National Economy, vol. 35(2(44)), pages 172-184, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ine:journl:v:2:y:2012:i:44:p:172-184

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    entrepreneurship; motivation; social and demographic characteristics;

    JEL classification:

    • D01 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles
    • D03 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Behavioral Microeconomics: Underlying Principles


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