An entrepreneur is someone who owns an economic activity, producing goods or services to be traded on the market. To this end, he coordinates production factors and assumes the risks involved in running a business venture. The aim of entrepreneurial action is to maximize profits by using a particular combination of production factors—which can in turn be acquired on the market—whereby goods are produced and then placed on the outlet markets. Thus, the classic definition of entrepreneur emphasizes instrumental, tangible, and concrete action. This, in any case, is also the etymological meaning of the term, which comes from the French entreprendre: to do something. However, entrepreneurship should not be considered just a supply-side matter. Within a complex and diversified economy, entrepreneurial choices are also increasingly ...

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