QUT researchers have highlighted a gap in entrepreneurial activity in Queensland regions not because people fear failure but rather, they do not see opportunities that exist.
Analysis from the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) survey, shows different levels of activity between Australian states and regions based on data collected from 10,000 Australians.
The survey findings were released during an event hosted in Brisbane this week by QUT’s Professor Rowena Barrett, PVC (Entrepreneurship) and attended by Innovation Minister Stirling Hinchliffe, Chief Entrepreneur Wayne Gerard and members from regional councils and QUT researchers.
The difference in entrepreneurial aspirations between men and women was highlighted during a panel discussion involving the Chief Entrepreneur, report author Dr Char-Lee Moyle and regional innovators.
The survey was led by Dr Char-Lee Moyle and supported by the QUT Business School. The survey aligns to the entrepreneurship research strength in the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) and data analysis capability in the QUT Centre of Data Science.