Understanding motivations for entrepreneurship


The main aims of the study were to explore the different factors motivating entrepreneurs to start a business; explore whether motivations for entrepreneurship change and the impact of the recession; identify any correlates of motivations for entrepreneurship; and to examine the consequences of the different motivations for the entrepreneurial process and performance. The study is based on a re-survey of 1,000 entrepreneurs first identified in GEM and supplemented by in-depth interviews carried out with 40 entrepreneurs.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
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Uncontrolled Keywords: entrepreneurship,entrepreneurship policy,motivations,recession,firm performance,firm survival,innovation,exporting,growth aspirations
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Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2015 14:55
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Published Date: 2015-03
Authors: Stephan, Ute (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4514-6057)
Hart, Mark (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0402-4128)
Mickiewicz, Tomasz (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5261-5662)
Drews, Cord-Christian
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