Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/96595
Type: Conference item
Title: Novice vs habitual entrepreneurship: differences in motivations, actions and expectations
Author: Gordon, S.R.
Davidsson, P.
Steffens, P.R.
Citation: Proceedings of the 6th International AGSE Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, 2009 / Gillin, L.M. (ed./s), pp.1-15
Publisher: Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology
Issue Date: 2009
ISBN: 9780980332858
Conference Name: 6th International AGSE Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (03 Feb 2009 - 06 Feb 2009 : Adelaide, SA)
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Scott Gordon, Per Davidsson, Paul Steffens
Abstract: This research examines habitual entrepreneurship as undertaken by those currently creating a new firm and those who recently had. The suggestion is that habitual entrepreneurs have different motivations for firm creation, take different actions during the process, and have different expectations for outcomes, as compared to novices. Data drawn from a random sample of over 1100, nascent and new firms, in part, support this view. It was found that habitual entrepreneurs are motivated to grow their firm as large as possible, actively define market opportunities during firm gestation, and have circumspect expectations as to the difficulty of business survival.
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RMID: 0030038693
Published version: http://eprints.qut.edu.au/19125/
Appears in Collections:Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation, and Innovation Centre publications

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