Investigating the factors affecting total entrepreneurial activities in Turkey

Özdemir, Özlem; Karadeniz, Esra
December 2011
Middle East Technical University Studies in Development;Dec2011, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p275
Academic Journal
This study investigates the effects of demographic characteristics of individuals (age, gender, income level, education level, and work status) and their perceptions about themselves (networking, fear of failure, alertness to opportunities, self-confidence) on their involvement to the total entrepreneurial activities of Turkey. Data are collected through using the standard questionnaire of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project. The results show that being male, having higher income and education level, being self-confident, being alert to opportunities, and networking positively affect the likelihood of being an entrepreneur. However, contradictory to the literature and our expectations, fear of failure is not found to be a significant factor that influences the likelihood of being involved in the total entrepreneurial activities of Turkey.


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