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The Influence of Cultural Context. Effect on export performance and regional development. More Books in Entrepreneurship See All. In Stock. Traction Get a Grip on Your Business. Crush It! This is true for all of Europe This belief is the one for which we as trainers are responsible to bring to rural women in addition to trying to put in place all factors crucial for rural women to enter into entrepreneurial activities.

Without it, entrepreneurial opportunities will not be seen, they will be lost and then the role of women in rural development will be much below their potential. Byrd, W. Washington, D. The World Bank. Hisrich, R. Journal of Small Business Management, 22, pp. Johonstone, W. Nicholson, M. Stone and R. Taylor Jones, L.

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Schwager-Jebbink, J. Stevenson, H. H, et al. New Business Ventures and The Entrepreneur. Homewood, IL: Irwin. Twaalfhoven, B. Indivers Abell and T. Koellermeier eds , Delwel Publisher, The Hague, , pp. Tyson, L. Petrin and H. Rogers Weber, M. On 5 August , Soichiro Honda died at the age of At the time of his death, Mr. In reading his obituary at the time I was beginning to think about what I wanted to discuss in this paper, it struck me that Mr. Honda's life had a lot to say about the real 'entrepreneur'. Honda was the son of a blacksmith and saw his first car as an 8 year old boy when a Model-T Ford rumbled into his home town in central Japan.

Honda's biography quotes him as saying the following in recalling his first encounter with an automobile:. What a thrill. Oil dropped when it came to a halt. How nice the smell was.

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I put down my nose to the ground like a dog and sniffed it. I smeared my hands with the oil and deeply inhaled the smell. It was then I dreamed of manufacturing a car myself some day. Honda started as a successful mechanic, founded a piston ring manufacturing concern while attending school and then started what later became Honda Motor Company. Originally it attached recycled engines to bicycles, a popular mode of transportation in the years following World War II.

His first motorcycle called 'Dream' was introduced in Honda is said to have been more at home on the factory floor than in the boardroom, preferring overalls to business suits. He placed great faith in the young technicians of his many factories and laboratories. He often wore wild colours, explaining that unless inventors and artists "have the courage and determination to break with established ideas, they cannot expect to do a good job.

Soichiro Honda was an entrepreneur. Too often we confuse entrepreneurship with business or doing business.

The two simply are not the same, as John J. He says that entrepreneurship has nothing to do with the setting. Simply stated, entrepreneurship is the process of opportunity recognition and implementation. It often begins with a vision or idea for a product or process coupled with a passion or zeal to make that idea a reality.

Yes, entrepreneurship is fundamentally less about technical skills than about people and their passions. Successful entrepreneurship is hard work carried out in an unpredictable environment. It requires a blend of calculation and luck laced with the ever present possibility of failure. Emerging industries in some ways resemble a casino where a range of bets are placed on different strategies, people and approaches.

Just as Honda placed great faith in his young technicians, successful entrepreneurs understand that the three principles of entrepreneurship are people, people, people. Entrepreneurs find leverage through others to amplify their visions. They manage effectively in dealing with the ambiguity and uncertainty that surround the creation of an idea and the organizational vehicle developed around it. In short, they are risk takers.

While a little later I will briefly discuss some of the approaches we are trying in the U. In finding entrepreneurs and seeking out opportunities for entrepreneurship, we have to take care not to make unfounded assumptions based on conventional wisdom. While I will talk about patterns that tend to distinguish the mind set and behaviour of entrepreneurs from others, much of what runs into an entrepreneurial success is unpredictable.

For example, some thought Albert Einstein was mentally retarded and fit for little, simply because he never combed his hair or wore socks.

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You cannot tell an entrepreneur by the way he or she dresses. Colonel Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, was judged to be too old to start a business. Entrepreneurship is possible at any age. The Wright Brothers knew no one had ever flown before, but they did it anyway.

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Entrepreneurs frequently make what seems impossible, possible. Florence Chadwick knew other swimmers had died crossing the English channel.