CAUSEE Update – November 2011

The Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence (CAUSEE) project that ACE has been conducting over the past 4 years has just completed its final year of data collection. What this means is that we now have one of the largest longitudinal datasets on Australian entrepreneurial activity.

We have already published a number of industry and academic papers that directly use CAUSEE data. These can be found here.

Our international research teams are actively working on a  number of projects including:

  • The role of action in the venture creation process [Scott Gordon]
  • Entrepreneurial bricolage – business founders’ clever and frugal ways of getting by with very limited resources (and possible negative effects of being overly clever/frugal) [Julienne Seynard and others]
  • The role of business planning in new and emerging ventures [Christophe Garonne]
  • How novelty and relatedness of the business idea affects new venture creation outcomes [DM Semasignghe – ‘relatedness’ = how closely the idea builds on knowledge and resources the founders already have]
  • The development and effects of resource advantages in new ventures [Paul Steffens]
  • Gender and new venture creation [Roxanne Zolin & others]
  • Internationalization of new and emerging firms [Siri Terjesen & industry report]
  • Engaging, Persisting, Progressing and Succeeding at new venture creation: Different milestones, different drivers?
  • Learning and adaptation in the venture creation process [only industry report so far]
  • The role of family in new venture creation [industry report]
  • High potential new ventures [industry report]
  • Business model adaptation [Antonio Dottore]

Additionally there is still great opportunity for additional projects using the data that has already been collected.

We would also like to follow-up on outcomes for all start-ups that were originally included in the survey whether or not they participated in all of the previous four waves. However, like all much of our research, funding is a key component. We would welcome any suggestions, or indeed interest from you in supporting us with additional research using this fantastic dataset.

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