Theoretical and Empirical Contributions to the Study of Entrepreneurs

Abstract

Entrepreneurship, especially understood as creation of new enterprises, is a topic of growing interest because, among other causes, of unemployment that stopped being a problem of third-world countries to become a global concern. In its contribution to understanding the phenomenon of “undertaking” and in the figure of the entrepreneurs as its leading players, academics present a series of theoretical proposals to explain their individual characteristics. This work presents an exploration of the main approaches that seek to describe entrepreneurs, starting from a classification proposed based on the literature review on the topic.

Authors

  • Flor Á. Marulanda Valencia
  • Iván A. Montoya Restrepo
  • Juan M. Vélez Restrepo

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Docente departamento de Ingeniería de la Organización, Facultad de Minas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, sede Medellín

Profesor asociado, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.PhD en Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.

Profesor asociado, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.PhD en Ingeniería, Universidad de Sao Paulo, Sao Pablo, Brasil.
Published
2014-07-04
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How to Cite
Marulanda Valencia, F., Montoya Restrepo, I., & Vélez Restrepo, J. (2014). Theoretical and Empirical Contributions to the Study of Entrepreneurs. Cuadernos De Administración, 30(51), 89-99. https://doi.org/10.25100/cdea.v30i51.46
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Review