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|Title:||A portrayal of new entrants into the Australian economy (Entrepreneurial individuals and ventures)|
|Publisher:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Series/Report no.:||Business Creation in Australia, Paper #1|
|Assignee:||Department of Industry|
|Per Davidsson, Scott R. Gordon|
|Abstract:||This paper provides a descriptive overview of the venture creation in Australia, those who participate in it and the types of firms they build. Findings of interest in this paper include: ? The majority of business founders (89 per cent) state the motivation to start a new business is opportunity-driven rather than necessity driven. ? The extent of under-representation of women business founders in Australia appears to be lower than international comparisons and has decreased over time. ? Australian business founders tend to possess significant ‘human capital’ many are university-educated, and large shares have different types of experience that may benefit the start-up. ? The major industries for start-up activities are Retailing; various service industries (Business Consulting; Health, Education and Social; other Consumer services); Construction, Manufacturing, and Agriculture. ? A large proportion of CAUSEE respondents (49 per cent nascent firms and 46 per cent young firms) are members of start-up teams, which is similar to international comparisons.|
|Keywords:||Entrepreneurship; Nascent Entrepreneurship; Business Start-Up; New Venture Creation; Business Creation in Australia; Australian Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneur Statistics; New Venture Founders; Human Capital; Social Capital; Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence; CAUSEE; Per Davidsson; Scott Gordon|
|Rights:||© 2013 Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research|
|Appears in Collections:||Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation, and Innovation Centre publications|
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