Ritically assess the personality (or psychological) traits approach to explaining entrepreneurship.

Assessment criteria

Markers will be looking for:

1. An ability to answer and focus upon the chosen question.

2. An ability to be able to produce well-written, legible and logically structured answers (with an introduction and conclusion).

3. Knowledge and understanding of the topic/issue

4. An understanding of the meaning of key concepts and an ability to be able to define them.

5. An ability to be able to relate relevant theories and concepts to empirical evidence and examples, i.e. an ability to be able to interpret and explain the evidence.

6. Evidence of having undertaken your reading on the topic and being able to substantiate your arguments by citing relevant authors.

An upper second class answer will be one that clearly addresses the question using relevant theory and evidence, shows a good understanding of key concepts and definitions, is analytical rather than descriptive, makes relevant use of course materials, shows evidence of reading, and is well written and presented.

Books to use
Entrepreneurship and Small Firms
By David Deakins and Mark Freel
(McGraw-Hill Higher Education; 5 edition 1 Mar 2009)

Enterprise and small business: principles,practice and policy
By Sara Carter and Dylan-Jones Evans
FT Prentice Hall Financial times second edition

Ritically assess the personality (or psychological) traits approach to explaining entrepreneurship.

Assessment criteria:

1. An ability to answer and focus upon the chosen question.
2. An ability to be able to produce well-written, legible and logically structured answers (with an introduction and conclusion)
3. Knowledge and understanding of the topic
4. An understanding of the meaning of key concepts and an ability to be able to define them
5. An ability to be able to relate relevant theories and concepts to empirical evidence and examples.