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Type: Book chapter
Title: Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence (CAUSEE): design, data collection and descriptive results
Author: Davidsson, P.
Steffens, P.
Gordon, S.
Citation: Handbook of Research on New Venture Creation, 2011 / Hindle, K., Klyver, K. (ed./s), Ch.13, pp.216-250
Publisher: Edward Elgar
Publisher Place: Cheltenham
Issue Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781847200952
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Per Davidsson, Paul Steffens, Scott Gordon
Abstract: The Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence (CAUSEE) is a research programme that aims to uncover the factors that initiate, hinder and facilitate the process of emergence of new economic activities and organizations. It is widely acknowledged that entrepreneurship is one of the most important forces shaping changes in a country’s economic landscape (Baumol 1968; Birch 1987; Acs 1999). An understanding of the process by which new economic activity and business entities emerge is vital (Gartner 1993; Sarasvathy 2001). An important development in the study of ‘nascent entrepreneurs’ and ‘firms in gestation’ was the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED) (Gartner et al. 2004) and its extensions in Argentina, Canada, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. Yet while PSED I is an important first step towards systematically studying new venture emergence, it represents just the beginning of a stream of nascent venture studies – most notably PSED II is currently being undertaken in the US (2005– 10) (Reynolds and Curtin 2008).
Keywords: Entrepreneurial Emergence; Australia; CAUSEE; Data Collection; Research Design; Entrepreneurship
Rights: © Kevin Hindle and Kim Klyver 2011 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical or photocopying, recording, or otherwise without the prior permission of the publisher.
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