Entrepreneurial Inclination and Entrepreneurship in Hungary and in Europe

Lengyel, György (2011) Entrepreneurial Inclination and Entrepreneurship in Hungary and in Europe. In: Chinese-European Cooperation for a Long-term Sustainability, 2011 November 10-11, Budapest, Hungary.

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The lecture has two parts. The first part – based upon Eurobarometer data - briefly investigates the proportion and social characteristics of potential entrepreneurs in European comparative perspective. It proves that the Hungarian data are close to the European average. The second part – based on Hungarian panel data (1992-2007) - examines the predictive force of entrepreneurial inclination upon future entrepreneurial career and well-being. The results reveal that potential and actual entrepreneurship have strong social similarities and lasting connections despite the great volatility of both. Entrepreneurial inclination and more concrete plans have influenced the entrepreneurial career chances with nearly identical force, without cancelling each other’s effect. Entrepreneurial motivation has also to do with subjective well-being. The “push” factors of initial dissatisfaction with work and material conditions have lost their significance while the connection between entrepreneurial inclination and satisfaction with future perspectives persists in the longer run. The matrix of original motivation and further career provides a typology of four economic actors: that of “conscious” employees, “blocked”, “forced” and „conscious” entrepreneurs.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial attitudes, potential entrepreneurs, wellbeing, SWB, entrepreneurial career, income, forced entrepreneurs, push factors
Divisions:Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Sociology and Social Studies
ID Code:1547
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:07 May 2014 10:08
Last Modified:07 May 2014 10:08

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