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Novice vs habitual entrepreneurship : differences in motivations, actions and expectations

Gordon, Scott R., Davidsson, Per, & Steffens, Paul R. (2009) Novice vs habitual entrepreneurship : differences in motivations, actions and expectations. In AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, 4-6 Feb 2009, University of Adelaide, Adelaide. (Unpublished)

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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ID Code: 19125
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Habitual Entrepreneurship, Novices, Experience, Motivation, Perception, Nascent Entrepreneurship, Young Firms, CAUSEE, Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Small Business Management (150314)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 25 Mar 2009 15:42
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:55

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