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Entrepreneurship is called freely translated as much as “employers and/or. Entrepreneur spirit ". As economiceconomics partial discipline Entrepreneurship concerns itself with employers and the establishment happening.


in the anglo-saxon area clearly distinctive between “Business Owner “(owner),” management (team) “and” Entrepreneur “. The role and the tasks of the Entrerpeneurs deviate very strongly from those of the entrepreneur.

Usually Entrepreneurship refers to “offer-lateral interspersing of new factor combinations” in the schumpeterschen sense, thus means growth oriented, innovative o.a. Entrepreneur (“Entrepreneure”) or a behavior of coworkers, who this causes (” Intrapreneure “). If this is not the case, the representatives of the partial discipline speak gladly of “independent ones”. In the USA this distinction reflects itself in Entrepreneure and independent ones for example in the curricula of the universities, if on the one hand courses in “Entrepreneurship” and on the other hand courses in “Small Business are offered to management”. Due to the complexity of the phenomenon of the establishment of growth-strong enterprises, the scientific Battlefield can apply as rather disputed, how some critical articles put close.

Not least Schumpeters become actual since beginning 19 with the work. Century the roles entrepreneurs and the manager strictly from each other separated and require also due to the business Involvements of different view. In the context of the economical perspective in particular establishment dynamics and necessary basic conditions interest in the Entrepreneurship, while in the context of the economical research the differences in the guidance and investment behavior are worked out.

At present a culturally creative Entrepreneurship forms itself in the German-speaking countries.

reference works

  • Brüderl/Preisendörfer/Ziegler: The success of again-created enterprises 2.Auflage. Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1998, ISBN 3-428-08353-9
  • Faltin/Ripsas/Zimmer: Entrepreneurship, like from ideas enterprises become Beck, Munich 1998, ISBN 3-406-43657-9
  • rose handle/long of Vienna (Hrsg.): Business startup and employers: Topics, trends and perspectives Schäffer Poeschel, Stutgart 1999, ISBN 3-7910-1315-7
  • honouring man/blood men (1999): Establishment of an enterprise and Reputation within the service range: a contribution for the theory of the Entrepreneurship, discussion paper
  • Fallgatter: Theory of the Entrepreneurship: Perspectives for the study of the emergence and development of recent enterprises Dt. Univ. - Verl, Wiesbaden 2002, ISBN 3-8244-9091-9
  • add-cunning-adding cunning all/Mueller/Volery: Entrepreneurship. Models - conversion - perspectives. With case examples from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 1.Auflage. Gabler, Wiesbaden 2005, ISBN 3-409-12577-9
  • Aff, J. (Hrsg.): Media package Entrepreneurship Education Manz, Vienna 2004, ISBN 3-7068-1813-2
  • Lindner among other things: Entrepreneur: Humans, the ideas convert initiative for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Vienna 2005, ISBN 3-200-00294-8
  • Kollmann, T. (Hrsg.): Gabler compact encyclopedia establishment of an enterprise: 1.500 terms look up, understand, use. To Gabler, Wiesbaden 2005, ISBN 3-409-12674-0

see also


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