ntrprnurship is of primry intrst for orgnistion studis bus it dos not tk th xistn of orgnistions for grntd but llows for th study nd xplntion of how orgnistions om into xistn, ithr s individul nw firms or s nw industris, nd to mphsis tht orgnistions lwys nd to dvlop nw produts nd srvis nd to innovt in ordr to prptut thir xistn (Glbrith, 2002: p121).
On of th ky problms in ntrprnurship rsrh rlts to th lk of onsnsus rgrding dfinition for ntrprnurship. In ft, mny uthors, suh s Spinos (1997), Knight (2000), nd Hjorth (2004) hv mphsisd th lk of n grd dfinition of ntrprnurship nd wht ntrprnurship onstituts s fild of rsrh. Th ppr disusss th sttmnt by Bridgs (2003: p51) stting tht "ntrpris tivity is dpndnt on ntrprising individuls" nd nlyss th ky thoris tht might hv rlvn with this sttmnt nd to vlut wht mks on prson mor ntrprising thn othr.
Within th fild of ntrprnurship studis, it is dbtd whthr th rtion of nw ombintions rquirs th rtion of nw orgnistion or if it is lso md possibl through innovtion in xisting orgnistion (;).In omprison, th psyhologil hrtristis shool of ntrprnurship fouss on prsonlity ftors nd numbr of diffrnt spts hv bn xplord in th rsrh. Ths r prsonl vlus suh s honsty, duty, rsponsibility nd thil bhviour, risk-tking propnsity, th nd for hivmnt (Mlllnd, 2000) nd lous of ontrol (Story, 2001: p25). dhrnts to this shool of thought do not bliv tht ntrprnurs n b dvlopd or trind in th lssroom.
Th lssil onomi shool is rfltd in th rsrh by uthors suh s ntillon (1992) nd Shumptr (1986). In ft Hjorth (2004) points out tht urop hs long stblishd trdition of ntrprnurship nd tht th trm "ntrprnur" drivs from th Frnh vrb "ntrprndr", mning to undrtk. ...