Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/96737
Type: Report
Title: A portrayal of new entrants into the Australian economy (Entrepreneurial individuals and ventures)
Author: Davidsson, P.
Gordon, S.R.
Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
Issue Date: 2013
Series/Report no.: Business Creation in Australia, Paper #1
ISBN: 9781921897856
Assignee: Department of Industry
Statement of
Responsibility: 
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
RMID: 0030039306
Published version: http://eprints.qut.edu.au/62917/
Appears in Collections:Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation, and Innovation Centre publications

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