Beyond necessity-driven versus opportunity-driven entrepreneurship

@inproceedings{Williams2008BeyondNV,
  title={Beyond necessity-driven versus opportunity-driven entrepreneurship},
  author={Colin C. Williams},
  year={2008}
}
To evaluate critically the conventional view that entrepreneurs are either necessity-driven or opportunity-driven, empirical data are reported from England, Ukraine and Russia on the motives of a specific group of entrepreneurs - those operating wholly or partially in the infor- mal economy. The paper finds that, for the vast majority, both necessity and opportunity drivers are involved in their decision to start up enter- prises, along with a clear shift from necessity-oriented to opportunity… CONTINUE READING

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