The question of “Are entrepreneurs born or made?” has been an interrogative sentence for long as both confronting propositions are bolstered by sophisticated theories. Regardless of the perpetual fierce debate, my standpoint is that entrepreneurs are both born and made as these seemingly opposing ideologies are in fact coexisting with each other. This essay will attempt to critically discuss the authenticity of the above stance.
The definition of “entrepreneurs”
Entrepreneurs are defined as innovative people who conceptualize new ideas and take risks to transform ideas into entrepreneurial opportunities so to accomplish extraordinary achievements (Hatten, 1997; HoHolt, 1992). …show more content…
This reinforces the “Trait theories” (Brooks, 2009:45) in the sense that they are both in favor of “innate personal traits” theories (Brooks, 2009:45). The examples showing the causality between Genetics and entrepreneurship
Genetically proved, with the possession of “certain variants of the DRD4 gene” (Comings et al., 1999), one will consequently inherit more “openness to experience” (Weiss, 1996) which ultimately boosts their creativity in that accepting novel experiences stimulates them to think “outside the box” and thus, increases their tendencies for discovery and innovation of potential opportunities. The above paragraphs have exemplified both the predominant factors in “born” and “made” factors. Anyhow, these seemingly unrelated factors can sometimes, not discernible in nature.
The example showing the non-discernible nature of both “born” and “made” factors The amalgamation of both parameters can be demonstrated by the example of “counterfactual thinking” (Baron, 1998), of which is