Not economic drivers
The introduction of the new Department of Small and Medium Enterprises to Government is one of the indicators that a focus on entrepreneurship is meant to be an economic driver, an answer to the rising unemployment rate and a way of relieving the burden of job creation from large corporations. But there are great thinkers in the field of entrepreneurship who argue that those driven to starting their own business out of need and lack of other employment options are not going to be the solution to the above intended outcomes.
There has been much focus on the personal character traits that define an entrepreneur but there are other determinants that need to be taken into account if the desired outcome is economic stimulus, the distinction needs to be drawn between a necessity entrepreneur and one of opportunity. Forced entrepreneurship is more