Entrepreneurship Chapter 1 Quiz: Introduction & Characteristics
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Entrepreneurship Chapter 1 Quiz: Introduction & Characteristics

Test your understanding of the key concepts from Chapter 1 of 'Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures'. Questions cover entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, reasons for becoming an entrepreneur, characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, and common myths in entrepreneurship.

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Questions and Answers

What is the main reason people decide to become entrepreneurs?

To gain more control over their lives

Which of the following is not a common myth regarding entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurs are highly educated

What percentage of Americans are actively engaged in starting a business or are the owner/manager of a business that is less than three years old?

17.4%

Which of the following is not a characteristic of successful entrepreneurs?

<p>Risk-averse</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of firm is a start-up firm that is focused on developing and commercializing a new technology or innovation?

<p>Scalable start-up</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is not a positive effect of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial firms on economies and societies?

<p>Increasing income inequality</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the alternative view of entrepreneurship?

<p>Entrepreneurship is the art of turning a business into an idea.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is corporate entrepreneurship focused on?

<p>Conceptualizing entrepreneurship at the firm level.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary reason why people become entrepreneurs, as mentioned in the text?

<p>Desire to pursue their own ideas.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which characteristic is shared by successful entrepreneurs according to the text?

<p>Product/Customer Focus.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does tenacity despite failure refer to in the context of entrepreneurship?

<p>Having a mindset that allows for rapid failure recovery.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is considered the number one characteristic shared by successful entrepreneurs?

<p>Passion for the business.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Entrepreneurship Overview

  • The main reason people decide to become entrepreneurs is to pursue their own ideas and have more control over their work.

Common Myths

  • Having a lot of money is not a common requirement to start a business, debunking the myth that entrepreneurship requires significant capital.

Entrepreneurship Statistics

  • Around 13% of Americans are actively engaged in starting a business or are the owner/manager of a business that is less than three years old.

Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

  • Successful entrepreneurs do not always have a college degree, contradicting the idea that higher education is necessary for success.
  • Tenacity despite failure refers to the ability to persist and adapt in the face of obstacles and setbacks.
  • The number one characteristic shared by successful entrepreneurs is tenacity despite failure.

Types of Firms

  • A start-up firm focused on developing and commercializing a new technology or innovation is known as a high-tech firm.

Effects of Entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial firms do not have a negative impact on employment rates, contradicting the idea that they cause job losses.

Alternative View

  • The alternative view of entrepreneurship focuses on innovation and creativity, rather than just profit-making.

Corporate Entrepreneurship

  • Corporate entrepreneurship is focused on promoting innovation and entrepreneurial behavior within established companies.

Primary Reasons for Entrepreneurship

  • The primary reason why people become entrepreneurs is to have more freedom and autonomy in their work.

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