Knowledge@SMU

Authors

Knowledge@SMU

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

5-2010

Abstract

Entrepreneurship is so often associated with risk-taking that in safety-seeking Singapore, it would be quite natural to assume a rather weak spirit of enterprise. Such an assumption, of course, would only be partly true. After all, successful entrepreneurs need to possess more than just an appetite for risk; they need to be skilled at harvesting talent, tapping on their networks and navigating around business environments. Can such successes be taught? Panellists at a recent forum seem to think so – but only to a limited extent. They draw distinctions between formulaic prescriptions and advice, saying that while there are no textbook solutions to follow, budding entrepreneurs would benefit from having access to mentors.

Disciplines

Business | Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations | Technology and Innovation

Copyright Owner and Holder

Copyright © Singapore Management University 2012

Article ID

1290

Subject(s)

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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