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An entrepreneur is a person who has possession of a new enterprise, venture or idea and is accountable for the inherent

risks and the outcome. The term was originally a loanword from French and was first defined by the Irish-French economist

Richard Cantillon. Entrepreneur in English is a term applied to a person who is willing to launch a new venture or enterprise

and accept full responsibility for the outcome. Jean-Baptiste Say, a French economist, is believed to have coined the word

"entrepreneur" in the 19th century - he defined an entrepreneur as "one who undertakes an enterprise, especially a

contractor, acting as intermediatory between capital and labour". A broader definition by French Economist J.B. Say (1800)

"The entrepreneur shifts economic resources out of lower and into higher productivity and greater yield.


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