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Revista Internacional de Investigación en Ciencias Sociales

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IL SUNG PARK, Sebastián  and  DUARTE MASI, Sergio. The profile of the entrepreneur and studies related to the Latin American Entrepreneurs. Rev. Int. Investig. Cienc. Soc. [online]. 2015, vol.11, n.2, pp.291-314. ISSN 2226-4000.

Joblessness and poverty are common problems in Latin America. Being the small enterprises the most creative source of labor in the region, the importance of encouraging entrepreneurs to attack poverty arises. This literature review explores the theories related to the profile of the entrepreneur and the research done on it in Latin America. The analysis of the studies on the entrepreneur, highlights some features that refer to their qualities, such as: innovative, creative people who can see opportunities where others perceive only routine, failure tolerance, perseverance, need for achievement, motivation, optimism, hard work, concentration and enjoy being an entrepreneur. The importance of the study of entrepreneurship in each country is also observed due to the different situations found in the external environment and culture of each one.

Keywords : Entrepreneur; the entrepreneurial profile; Iberoamerican.

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