COMPETENCE DEVELOPMENT IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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Abstract

At present, entrepreneurship is of fundamental importance for our society (Thornton, 1999; Bruyat & Julien, 2000). Entrepreneurial companies contribute to economic welfare as they increase the innovative capacity of the economy. These enterprises also lead to more flexible markets and intensified competition. Moreover, through entrepreneurship, new businesses and jobs are created (De Clerck & De Sutter, 2003), an issue of utmost importance in today’s global business environment.