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International perceptions and aspirations

Davidsson, Per, James, Neil, & Tonelli, Marcello (2011) International perceptions and aspirations. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld.

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Abstract

2010 marked the completion of data collection for year three (Wave 3) of the CAUSEE study. This report uses data from the first three years. Australia’s population is noted for its mixed international background. The ABS 2006 census reports showed that almost a quarter of Australian population were born overseas, contributing to a high degree of cultural diversity. This report examines the international background and experience of Australian business founders as well as their aspired and actual participation in international markets. In this research briefing paper, we compare Nascent Firm (NF) and Young Firm (YF) groups and also ‘Regular’ start-ups in both categories with their High Potential counterparts. When we compare characteristics at one point in time the analysis uses data from the first interview and sample sizes are of the order indicated in Figure 1. When we compare development over time the analysis includes only those cases that have survived and continued to participate in the study over three years, which means that the samples are smaller. Unless otherwise stated the findings we comment on are ‘statistically significant’. That is, there is less than 5 per cent risk that they would appear by chance if there is no true difference in the population from which the samples were drawn.

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ID Code: 41909
Item Type: Report
Additional Information: Industry Partners: Australian Research Council, NAB, BDO
Keywords: CAUSEE Study, International Perceptions, Aspirations
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Queensland University of Technology and The Authors
Deposited On: 07 Jun 2011 09:02
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2011 10:13

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