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Type: Report
Title: Capturing gazelles : features of high potential firms & new venture growth
Author: Gordon, S.R.
Davidsson, P.
Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
Issue Date: 2013
Series/Report no.: Business Creation in Australia, Paper #6
ISBN: 9781921897900
Assignee: Department of Industry
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Scott R. Gordon and Per Davidsson
Abstract: This paper investigates the characteristics of ventures which have the potential to reach high growth and compares this with ‘everyday’ new ventures. Findings of interest in this paper include: ? HP firms are characterised by higher human capital, are more likely to have a team of founders, are more likely to be product based. ? HP firms are more likely to achieve more extreme levels of growth (both positive and negative). ? HP ventures that make a loss are more likely to do so early in the venture process. Those that do hold on show that there can higher levels of loss made later on in firm development. HP firms have higher resource needs, in terms of seeking external finance, but are no more likely to receive external finance than regular firms.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Nascent Entrepreneurship; Business Start-Up; New Venture Creation; Business Creation in Australia; Australian Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneur Statistics; Business Growth; Innovation; Human Capital; High Potential Firms; Business Confidence; Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence; CAUSEE; Per Davidsson; Scott Gordon
Rights: © 2013 Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research
RMID: 0030039302
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