The Profile of the Romanian Entrepreneur
and its Compatibility with the Characteristics
of a Learning Organization

Vol:10 No.4 / 2009


Iulia CHIVU
E-mail: iuliac@ase.ro
Cristiana ARTENIE
E-mail: artenie_cristiana@hotmail.com
Dan POPESCU
E-mail: danpv@ase.ro
Alina CIOCÂRLAN
E-mail: alina.ciocarlan@man.ase.ro
Daniela POPESCU
E-mail: daniellapopescu@yahoo.com
The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania


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      Abstract

      Entrepreneurs do not form a homogeneous set who can be distinguished from non-entrepreneurs on the basis of their personality characteristics. In Romania, the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have a young history of 19 years behind. The present paper aims to outline the profile of the Romanian entrepreneur and to analyze the compatibility between the features of the entrepreneurís behavior and those required by a Learning Organization. The results are based on a study performed in February and March 2009 on a sample of 200 respondents from different regions of the country and indicate a high potential for SMEs development in Romania.

      Keywords: entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, Romania, learning organization, small and medium enterprises

Pages: 700 - 712