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Measuring Readiness for Entrepreneurship: An Information Tool Proposal

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  • Coduras, Alicia
  • Saiz-Alvarez, José Manuel
  • Ruiz, Jesús

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A profound review of the literature on entrepreneurship reveals that it does not exist aspecific information tool to measure the individuals’ readiness for entrepreneurship. The purpose of this research has been building such kind of instrument to estimate the individuals’ readiness for entrepreneurship. Its design takes into consideration the inclusion of the primary variables identified by the literature as those most associated with entrepreneurial profiles. These variables have been grouped into three categories: sociological, psychological and managerial-entrepreneurial. Each group provides batteries of items which are evaluated thanks to a specific scoring system. The final objective is to provide a method to calculate individual scores of readiness for entrepreneurship and, at the same time, partial scores on particular aspects of it. The information tool is presented in this paper and will be tested and refined shortly.

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  • Coduras, Alicia & Saiz-Alvarez, José Manuel & Ruiz, Jesús, 2016. "Measuring Readiness for Entrepreneurship: An Information Tool Proposal," MPRA Paper 86603, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Readiness for entrepreneurship; Information tool; Entrepreneurs’ features; Measurement; Psycho-tests; Entrepreneurial capacity;

    JEL classification:

    • C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
    • M1 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration
    • M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups
    • M2 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics
    • M5 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics

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