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Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship: A Theoretical Approach


  • Szaban Jolanta

    (Kozminski University)

  • Skrzek-Lubasińska Małgorzata

    (Warsaw School of Economics)


Purpose: The purpose of this article is to position self-employment within an entrepreneurship paradigm. The authors create a structured approach to the existing concepts and definitions of entrepreneurship and self-employment, as well as interrelations between them. The text proposes a framework to analyze these two phenomena by establishing their categorization.

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  • Szaban Jolanta & Skrzek-Lubasińska Małgorzata, 2018. "Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship: A Theoretical Approach," Journal of Management and Business Administration. Central Europe, Sciendo, vol. 26(2), pages 89-120, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:jmbace:v:26:y:2018:i:2:p:89-120:n:6
    DOI: 10.7206/jmba.ce.2450-7814.230

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    entrepreneurship; entrepreneur; self-employment; categorization; definitions;
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    JEL classification:

    • F66 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - Labor
    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
    • L2 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development


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