Illustrating outcomes for Australian nascent and young firm entrepreneurial activity

Gordon, Scott R. & Davidsson, Per (2013) Illustrating outcomes for Australian nascent and young firm entrepreneurial activity. Business Creation in Australia, 02. Queensalnd University of Technology Business School, Brisbane , QLD.

Abstract

This paper examines the outcomes of nascent and young entrepreneurial firms in Australia. Findings of interest in this paper include:

• After three years similar proportions of nascent firms reach an operational state (31 per cent), i.e. sales regularly exceed costs, compared with those that have terminated (35 per cent), and those who are still trying to achieve venture creation (34 per cent). This outcome closely mirrors the outcomes in the US PSED study.

• The young firm sample shows that these new ventures remain more robust to firm closure. The vast majority of young firms (78 per cent) continue to be active in the market the last time they participated in CAUSEE.

• The annual termination rate for young firms is 9 per cent at most, and 14 per cent cumulatively, while cumulatively only 8 per cent of young firms experience a drop-off in activity to be considered as having uncertain status.

• The average number of employees in Nascent Firms is one person, the average number of Young Firm employees increases from two at first sampling to three after three years.

• While the founders of exiting Nascent Firms are more likely to return to their old job upon termination of their business, Young Firm founders move on to new jobs. Regardless the majority of exiting firm founders rate their experience as positive and are prepared to attempt business creation in the future.

Impact and interest:

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

159 since deposited on 17 Nov 2013
55 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 62925
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Prepared for the Department of Industry
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Nascent Entrepreneurship, Business Start-Up, New Venture Creation, Business Creation in Australia, Australian Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur Statistics, Business Survival, Business Performance, Entrepreneurial Exit, Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence, CAUSEE, Per Davidsson, Scott Gordon, ACE report
ISBN: 9781921897863
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)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Funding:
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 17 Nov 2013 23:55
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2015 04:17

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page