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|Title:||What it means to be green : an examination of early stage environmental and sustainability focused firms|
|Publisher:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Series/Report no.:||Business Creation in Australia, Paper #4|
|Assignee:||Department of Industry|
|Scott R. Gordon, Per Davidsson, Julienne Senyard|
|Abstract:||This paper examines ‘green’ entrepreneurial nascent and young firms in Australia. Findings of interest in this paper include: ? Green entrepreneurs are more likely to be highly educated and have an extended depth of experience within their industry and are more likely to have started a business prior to their current venture. ? Green entrepreneurs exhibit increased levels of innovation, with an increased focus on new & high technology, R&D and the development of proprietary technology. ? Green entrepreneurs are most likely to be based upon a product rather than a service and have a higher emphasis upon growth when compared with non-green entrepreneurs. ? Green entrepreneurial firms tend to have a longer venture creation process and draw financial resources from a larger number of sources and rely more upon equity as a means of financing their venture.|
|Keywords:||Entrepreneurship; Nascent Entrepreneurship; Business Start-Up; New Venture Creation; Business Creation in Australia; Australian Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneur Statistics; Green Entrepreneurship; Environmental Enterprise; Sustainability; 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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