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Received: 2016-03-18  |  Accepted: 2016-05-25  |  Published: 2016-06-30

Title

The internet entrepreneurship: opportunities and problems


Abstract

The article analyses the factors, influencing the young specialist training for the Internet business creation, discusses the main Internet business creation fostering techniques and highlights the problems faced by young people. A comparative analysis was carried out to identify the assessment variables of male and female respondents regarding personality traits and skills peculiar to business people, and to determine the assessment variables of the Internet entrepreneurship elements considering the responses of persons planning to create the Internet business and those who are not planning to create it. Considering the assessment indicators of the research participants, it was found out that the Internet entrepreneurship in higher school learners could be fostered by carrying out practices in business enterprises, cooperating with experienced entrepreneurs, participating in seminars and practicals of highly qualified teachers. The research results show that activeness, communicability, diligence, responsibility, initiative, creativity, perseverance and a high level of motivation, as well as the ability to create and develop business and take appropriate solutions are the traits assessed by the highest indicators and considered as key traits of a business person. The research revealed that training courses, seminars, business competitions, financial/monetary support, youth motivation, sharing success stories, experiences of professional entrepreneurs and dissemination of the Internet entrepreneurship information are major techniques fostering young people to create the Internet businesses; whereas the main problems faced by young persons willing to create the Internet business are these: the lack of motivation and self-confidence, the fear of risk, passivity, the lack of courage, ideas and skills, poor state funding, the lack of initial capital and funds and a shortage of counsellors.


Keywords

entrepreneurship, Internet business, factors influencing the Internet business creation


JEL classifications

M13 , M12 , M15


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/80


DOI


Pages

329-349


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Authors

Samašonok, Kristina
University of Applied Sciences, Vilnius, Lithuania https://www.viko.lt
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Išoraitė, Margarita
University of Applied Sciences, Vilnius, Lithuania https://www.viko.lt
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Leškienė-Hussey, Birutė
University of Applied Sciences, Vilnius, Lithuania https://www.viko.lt
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

3


Number

4


Issue date

June 2016


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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