Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/96740
Type: Report
Title: What it means to be green : an examination of early stage environmental and sustainability focused firms
Author: Gordon, S.R.
Davidsson, P.
Senyard, J.M.
Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
Issue Date: 2013
Series/Report no.: Business Creation in Australia, Paper #4
ISBN: 9781921897887
Assignee: Department of Industry
Statement of
Responsibility: 
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
RMID: 0030039318
Published version: http://eprints.qut.edu.au/62934/
Appears in Collections:Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation, and Innovation Centre publications

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