Understanding motivations for entrepreneurship

Ute Stephan, Mark Hart, Tomasz Mickiewicz, Cord-Christian Drews,

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDepartment for Business, Innovation and Skills
Number of pages109
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

Publication series

NameBIS Research Paper
No.212

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Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship
Factors
Recession
Entrepreneurial process
Correlates
Entrepreneurial performance
In-depth interviews

Bibliographical note

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Keywords

  • entrepreneurship
  • entrepreneurship policy
  • motivations
  • recession
  • firm performance
  • firm survival
  • innovation
  • exporting
  • growth aspirations

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Stephan, U., Hart, M., Mickiewicz, T., Drews, C-C. (2015). Understanding motivations for entrepreneurship. (BIS Research Paper; No. 212). Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Stephan, Ute ; Hart, Mark ; Mickiewicz, Tomasz ; Drews, Cord-Christian. / Understanding motivations for entrepreneurship. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 2015. 109 p. (BIS Research Paper; 212).
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