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2006 | 7(678) | 74-83
Article title

Profiling the Entrepreneur: An Examination of Entrepreneurs in the Mid-West Region of Ireland

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The aim of this paper is to present research findings which examine the profile of entrepreneurs in the Mid-West Region of Ireland: demographic profile of the entrepreneur, occupational background, educational attainment and attitude to leaming, factors influencing new venture creation. In a telephone survey out of 200 companies selected 100 gave valid responses. Some 74% of entrepreneurs agreed that their formal education was relevant to their current position as an entrepreneur. Making money was the main motivational factor for starting a business and most significant for male entrepreneurs. There is a direct relationship between the entrepreneurs' previous employment and the source of their business idea. The outcome of this paper provides academics, practitioners and state bodies with a comprehensive understanding of the profile of entrepreneurs.
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74-83
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ARTICLE
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  • N. Birdthistle, Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies, Department of Management and Marketing, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick (for postal address contact the journal editor)
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Publication order reference
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08PLAAAA04468661
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bwmeta1.element.0f672b45-d8a5-38f1-9406-cf0d25286867
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