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Senior entrepreneurship themes: an Australian perspective


Maritz, A and Eager, B, Senior entrepreneurship themes: an Australian perspective, International Journal of Organizational Innovation, 9, (4) pp. 206-221. ISSN 1943-1813 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Senior entrepreneurship may be either a career option or a form of entrepreneurial activity in later life. This article investigates how senior entrepreneurs interact within defined entrepreneurial themes, and provides a narrative of recommendations to enhance active ageing. Based on a qualitative study of 90 Australian respondents, we suggest how senior entrepreneurs perceive their entrepreneurial environment, particularly around themes of motivations, other people’s attitudes, measures of success, satisfaction, opportunities, barriers, skills, education and training, support, networks and benefits. We argue that if senior entrepreneurship is to be enhanced, entrepreneurs and policy need to be aware and sensitive to the diversity of themes influencing entrepreneurial activities.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:senior-entrepreneurship, opportunity and necessity entrepreneurs
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Entrepreneurship
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
UTAS Author:Eager, B (Dr Bronwyn Eager)
ID Code:130798
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2019-02-12
Last Modified:2019-03-20

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