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Entrepreneurship – Risk – Genes, experimental study. Part 1 - entrepreneurship and risk relation

Vol. 9, No 3, 2016

Tomasz Bernat

 

Faculty of Economics and Management

University of Szczecin

kontakt@tomaszbernat.pl

ENTREPRENEURSHIP – RISK – GENES, EXPERIMENTAL STUDY.

PART 1 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND RISK RELATION

Agnieszka Maciejewska-Skrendo

 

Faculty of Physical Education and Health Promotion

University of Szczecin

maciejewska.us@wp.pl

 

Marek Sawczuk

 

Faculty of Physical Education and Health Promotion

University of Szczecin

sawczuk_marek@wp.pl

 Abstract. Entrepreneurship is currently one of the most frequently raised issues in contemporary economies. Not only does it influence social well-being but also the behaviors of individuals. Against that background, an idea of the analysis of genetically conditioned entrepreneurship is introduced. A research hypothesis was formulated: the presence of a particular polymorphic form of a given gene in a given person’s genetic material makes people be more inclined towards risky actions and be more entrepreneurial. Entrepreneurship is understood here as a tendency to start business, subject to many different entrepreneurship definitions. Considerations over very entrepreneurship are presented in the first place. Subsequently, the attitude towards risk in entrepreneurships explained. The genetic research will be presented at the end. In  summary, fundamental relationships between these researches are  determined

 

Received: August, 2016

1st Revision: October, 2016

Accepted: December, 2016

 

DOI: 10.14254/2071-8330.2016/9-3/21

 

JEL Classification: D81, L26, Z19

Keywords: risk perception, genes, entrepreneurship