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Entrepreneurial Tools

  • José María O’kean
  • José Manuel Menudo
Part of the International Studies In Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 16)

Abstract

The required tools for the analysis of the entrepreneur and their economic actions are absence and some confusion does exist which impedes theoretical development and empirical testing. The aim of this article is to set out a collection of analytical tools which in turn makes it difficult to draw-up economic policy used to foster entrepreneurship. For this purpose, the present paper given attention to the identification of the nature of the entrepreneur and his economic function; to study the composition and quality of the entrepreneurial network and the factors which affect the appearance of said economic agents.

Keywords

Economic Agent Entrepreneurial Orientation Productive Agent Individual Entrepreneur Small Business Economic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • José María O’kean
    • 1
  • José Manuel Menudo
  1. 1.University Pablo de OlavideSpain

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