OMTEX CLASSES: Feature/nature/characteristics of Entrepreneurship?

Feature/nature/characteristics of Entrepreneurship?



Introduction: - Entrepreneurship is a process of setting up a new business organization. It is the process where one decides to build a business career by finding the market options and mobilizing the available resources.

Following are the Characteristics of Entrepreneurship.

1.       Economic Activity: -An entrepreneur produces a new product for the consumers as per their needs. He feels the need of this to satisfy human wants and as well in exchange earn a better livelihood. It is a systematic plan activity as per the skills and knowledge of an entrepreneur. Hence entrepreneurship is an economic activity.


2.       Innovation: - entrepreneurship is an innovation. The introduction of new combination of various factors of production is innovation. A new product arrives in the market, uses new production technology, discovers new source of supply of raw materials and opens a new market for the specific product.


3.       Creative activity: -Innovation should have a strong support of creativity. Introducing creativity in producing some new is a big challenge for the entrepreneur. Thus creativity is an essential part of entrepreneurship.


4.       Organizational building: - It is an activity where various factors of production have to be organized. Different factors like place utility, time utility, form utility, etc. has to be considered to collect them under one roof for new production.


5.       Managerial skill and leadership: -A person who wants to be a successful entrepreneur should have more passion of doing something new than just earn profit. Leadership and managerial skills are the most important facets (part) of entrepreneurship.


6.       Risk bearing: -Uncertainty is defined as a risk which cannot be insured against and is incalculable. Entrepreneur is an agent who buys factors of production at certain prices, in order to combine them into a product, to sell them at uncertain prices in future. Thus they too are risk-bearing agents of production.


7.       Gab filling function: -The most significant feature of entrepreneurship is gap filling. It is the entrepreneur's job to fill the gap or make up the deficiencies which always exist in the knowledge about the production function.


Skillful management: -The success of any entrepreneur ship depends on the management of the organization. With professional management and skilled managers, entrepreneur ship becomes a successful activity.