Successful entrepreneurship is often associated with the possession of special enterprising and managerial qualities and traits.
Successful entrepreneurship is often associated with the possession of special enterprising and managerial qualities and traits. In part one, critically discuss this issue with special reference to relevant literature and the evolution of tests of entrepreneurial tendency. In part two, take the GET test, and use it to critically assess your natural potential as an entrepreneur?.
Although, I will write part2 by myself, so please just write part1 for me.
The first part requires examining the entrepreneurship literature on enterprising and managerial qualities and traits which many researchers such as Dr Caird believe are associated with entrepreneurship success. This is controversial and not all researchers agree. Those that do believe such traits are associated with success have developed enterprise tests to try and measure and predict enterprise tendency in people. The GET test was one of the first to try and do so and remains one of the most used. There are others which you could try and identify and briefly comment upon. How have these tests evolved? The fact that it is now GET2 implies that it was improved. What are the strengths and weaknesses of these tests ion general and the GET test in particular?
There are a number of enterprise tendency tests designed to establish how entrepreneurial or enterprising you are. One version that was very popular in the 1980s and 1990s was the GET test ? (General Enterprising Tendency) developed by Dr Sally Caird at Durham University.
This is displayed and fully described in the following website: https://get2test.==/test/index.htm
In preparation for the assignment:
1. Take the GET test and print out its assessment of how enterprising you are.
2. Read all sections of the website, particularly those sections that tell you the problems with this
kind of tests, how the test was developed, and how they tried to overcome these problems. Also those sections that describe the kinds of traits measured by the tests:
-need for achievement
-need for autonomy