How to external enablers influence entrepreneurial actions and outcomes

In celebration of Queensland Small Business Week The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research [ACE] co-hosted a breakfast event with QUT’s The Foundry where we had the pleasure of seeing our ecosystem come together to exchange ideas, expertise, stories, and realise greater opportunities.

Big thank you to those who were able to attend but for those who may not have been able to come along, or wish to revisit the ACE research presented at the event, we have provided below a short summary and links to the ACE research presentations and further reading via the ACE vignette series:

Harnessing Opportunities from Change for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 

External enablers are external conditions like new technologies, regulatory or demographic shifts, and changes to the socio-cultural, economic, political, or natural environments that enable entrepreneurship. At the event, Prof. Per Davidsson presented a framework that conceptualizes external enablers in terms of their characteristics, roles, and enabling mechanisms and provided examples for how they influence entrepreneurial actions and outcomes. Dr. Frederik von Briel then focused on the IT hardware sector to explain in more detail how digital technologies enabled a recent surge of independent start-ups that create digital hardware offerings such as activity trackers, drones, home automation devices, and robots. The external enabler framework provides researchers and practitioners a tool for identifying and explaining the influence of external, actor-independent macro-level factors on micro-level entrepreneurship actions and outcomes.

ACE Research ‘Vignettes’ (With Links to Longer Articles)

Davidsson, Per (2018) ACE Research Vignette 057: External Enablement of New Venture Creation: A Framework. Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, Brisbane, QLD.
Davidsson, Per (2018) ACE Research Vignette 058: Characteristics of External Enablers and their Implications for New Venture Creation. Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, Brisbane, QLD.
Davidsson, Per (2018) ACE Research Vignette 059: Mechanisms of External Enablers and their Implications for New Venture Creation. Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, Brisbane, QLD.
Davidsson, Per (2018) ACE Research Vignette 060: Roles of External Enablers and their Implications for New Venture Creation. Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, Brisbane, Qld.
von Briel, Frederik & Davidsson, Per (2018) ACE Research Vignette 061: Digital Technologies as External Enablers of Digital Hardware Start-ups. Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, Brisbane, QLD.

 

Link to ACE Researcher presentations [apologies for the quality, this was a rough cut from the live Facebook stream of the event.  Surprisingly the audio is quite good!]

If you could not make it along to this event we do hope you have the opportunity to join us in the future.  If you would like to discuss this and other ACE researcher projects please don’t’ hesitate to contact us ace.business@qut.edu.au

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