Abstract—In the era of globalization tremendous opportunities are there for innovative firms to be successful in global businesses. Entrepreneurship is the process of innovation in economic organizations that either introduce new products or diversify markets. Hence, a country in strong entrepreneurs with entrepreneurial attitudes can be more successful in their business. The main purpose of this paper is to present an empirical analysis of the sequence relating to the age, income, marital status and type of ownership. Based on their entrepreneurial attitudes the data is drawn from 120 entrepreneurs engaged in small and medium enterprises in Cuddalore district of Tamilnadu. Based on these samples both primary and secondary data were used. The findings reveal that the entrepreneur’s entrepreneurial attitudes are very much influenced by their age, income, marital status and type of ownership. The study concludes that the level of entrepreneurial attitudes increased as the increase of the age, income, change in the marital status and type of ownership.
Index Terms—entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial attitudes, small and medium enterprises
Cite: G. Tamizharasi and Dr. N. Panchanatham, "An Empirical Study of Demographic Variables on Entrepreneurial Attitudes," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 215-220, 2010.