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Uwarunkowania współczesnej przedsiębiorczości
Determinants of contemporary entrepreneurship

Author(s): Robert Majkut
Subject(s): Economy, Migration Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: entrepreneurship; relative deprivation; existential mechanism; immigrant entrepreneur
Summary/Abstract: The article discusses theoretically and empirically relative deprivation and the existential mechanism as factors of entrepreneurship. Motivation to engage in entrepreneurial activity based on relative deprivation is the result of a discrepancy between the level of aspirations and the degree of their actual realisation. In such a situation there is a desire to act in order to achieve a higher standard of living. The existential mechanism, on the other hand, indicates that engaging in self-employment is a consequence of not being able to obtain the money necessary for satisfying needs in any other way. Both of these mechanisms can explain the reasons for engaging in self-employment for any individual, but they are largely suited to the analysis of immigrant entrepreneurship.

  • Page Range: 11-22
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: Polish