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Entrepreneurial Resilience, Factor of Influence on the Function of Entrepreneur

Gabriel Croitoru, Mircea Duica, Ofelia Robescu, Valentin Radu () and Oana Oprisan
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Gabriel Croitoru: Valahia University, Targoviste, Romania
Mircea Duica: Valahia University, Targoviste, Romania
Ofelia Robescu: Valahia University, Targoviste, Romania
Oana Oprisan: Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania

Risk in Contemporary Economy, 2017, 193-216

Abstract: The entrepreneurial spirit and its capacity of adapting is a current subject and it is still, quite simple, as the entrepreneurial resilience live to tell their story. It becomes difficult to believe, even tough, but reflecting on this subject, the whole world becomes a workplace. It is less known, though, what leads the entrepreneurs to make decisions in difficult periods. Our research, through this article, showed us that specific personal factors count a lot in doing the job of entrepreneur. It must be highlighted, that, after the analysis, we have to grow ecosystems for entrepreneurs, not to build them. We believe that there should be more gardeners than workers in constructions. All the actors involved in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Romania should have as common elements the development of hubs of entrepreneurship, a civil society better shaped, partnerships based on sharing experience and resources in education. The recent economic evolutions claim the possibility of the apparition of a new science, anthropology, which judges the entrepreneurial motivations and attitudes in the new entrepreneurial ecosystem. Therefore, we analysed, in this article, a tool of measuring the entrepreneurial resilience under the form of an index. Based on this index, there can be taken certain early measures or interventions to help the sustainability of the business of the entrepreneurs. Maybe the results of this study will support the agencies, the directions to see measures for supporting not only the foundation but also the evolution of start-ups (performances, profits, business number, sales), at the level of the cognitive strong points but also social networking skills.

Date: 2017
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