Understanding motivations for entrepreneurship

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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.

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherDepartment for Business, Innovation and Skills
Commissioning bodyDepartment for Business, Innovation and Skills
Number of pages109
StatePublished - Mar 2015

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NameBIS Research Paper
No.212

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© Crown copyright 2015 You may re-use this information (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. Visit www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence, write to the Information Policy Team, The National Archives, Kew, London TW9 4DU, or email: psi@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk This publication available from www.gov.uk/bis

    Keywords

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

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