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Entrepreneurship Research


Dear members of the KU community, welcome to the LibGuide for Entrepreneurship related resources. 

This guide has been created with the aim to gather together resources from the Library's collection, as well as external ones.  We hope that here you will find useful information for your research.

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The entrepreneurship definition

                            Entrepreneurship refers to the concept of developing and managing a business venture in order to gain profit by taking several risks in the corporate world. Simply put, entrepreneurship is the willingness to start a new business. 


A new venture is a response to a new business opportunity, e.g. the creation of a new company to exploit business opportunities in an emergent market. At a minimum, this process has the following stages:

  1. opportunity recognition;

  2. strategy development;

  3. specification of the venture's requirements and potential;

  4. assembly of the resources and financing, and

  5. starting the venture.

The New Penguin Business Dictionary

Check -> Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneur


An entrepreneur initiates, organises and operates his or her own new business venture.   Entrepreneurs are usually distinguished from small business owners.