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Type: Conference paper
Title: What motivates nascent entrepreneurs to establish tourism ventures?
Author: Lindsay, N.
Lindsay, W.
Jordaan, A.
Xia, Z.
Citation: Proceedings of the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference 2013, 2013 / P. Davidsson (ed.):6A.1
Publisher: QUT Business School
Publisher Place: Australia
Issue Date: 2013
ISBN: 9781921897559
Conference Name: Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference (2013 : Brisbane, Queensland)
Organisation: Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innovation Centre (ECIC)
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Noel Lindsay, Wendy Lindsay, Anton Jordaan, Zhiqiang Xia
Abstract: Tourism enterprises represent a substantial percentage of the GDP in most countries. They employ a significant number of people and can be the mainstay industry for many regional communities by attracting visitors – tourists –to venture to such locations and who, in the process, inject money into local economies. Thus, understanding how to make tourism enterprises more sustainable and what attracts entrepreneurs to establish tourism enterprises is crucial from an economic perspective. Within this context, this research examines what motivates tourism entrepreneurs to establish tourism enterprises. It examines two groups – nascent tourism entrepreneurs and nascent non-tourism entrepreneurs – to better understand what motivates them to establish their enterprises. It also examines to what extent underlying motivations are related to entrepreneurial self-efficacy and the connectedness between entrepreneurial self-efficacy and entrepreneurial intentions.
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