In 2008 in Poland there were about 3.7 million registered enterprises and the majority of them were one-person firms. This boom makes us reflect on the entrepreneurship of Poles. Those issues have been the matter of interest of many practitioners and theorists of economics as well as the whole society. A common understanding of this term is usually connected with creativity, determination, domination, communication skills or risk taking. Polish society is very specific in that area, because its mentality was largely shaped by the history of the country. Fortunately, the passivity learned during the communism is more and more often replaced with enterprising attitudes. It is especially visible among young people, which is proven by the author's research. The results reveal that about 74% students of the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (WNEiZ UMK) are willing to establish their own business.
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