What it means to be green : an examination of early stage environmental and sustainability focused firms

Gordon, Scott R., Davidsson, Per, & Senyard, Julienne M. (2013) What it means to be green : an examination of early stage environmental and sustainability focused firms. Business Creation in Australia, 04. Queensland University of Technology Business School, Brisbane , QLD.

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.

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ID Code: 62934
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, Green Entrepreneurship, Environmental Enterprise, Sustainability, Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence, CAUSEE, Per Davidsson, Scott Gordon, ACE report
ISBN: 9781921897887
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) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
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 > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Environment Policy (160507)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The author(s)
Deposited On: 18 Nov 2013 00:43
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2016 19:30

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