Students' opinions on determinants of entrepreneurs' success or failure

Wioletta Bienkowska-Golasa
2018 19th International Scientific Conference "Economic Science for Rural Development 2018". Rural Development and Entrepreneurship Production and Co-operation in Agriculture   unpublished
Nowadays when the knowledge-based economy is being built, running a business plays a significant role. A society, in which entrepreneurial activities are taken up, is the base for creating a modern and competitive economy. Forming an entrepreneurial society causes a situation in which setting up and running one's own company concerns a considerable part of citizens and each social group. The article is to present students' views on entrepreneurial attitudes and factors which, according to the
more » ... according to the students, determine entrepreneurs' successes or failures. Students' opinions were gathered by means of the method of diagnostic survey with the use of the technique of a standardized questionnaire. The research proved that nearly 60 % of respondents considered themselves as enterprising. A brilliant idea, the knowledge of the market and the ability to plan were indicated as factors which determine entrepreneurs' success in running one's own company. A bad idea, a lack of appropriate knowledge and too little experience were mentioned most often as factors which result in a failure.
doi:10.22616/esrd.2018.003 fatcat:7ok4kt47evcufnzoaqjoash5am