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Senior entrepreneurship themes: an Australian perspective


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Maritz, A and Eager, B ORCID: 0000-0003-4512-1263 2017 , 'Senior entrepreneurship themes: an Australian perspective' , International Journal of Organizational Innovation, vol. 9, no. 4 , pp. 206-221 .

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Senior entrepreneurship may be either a career option or a form of entrepreneurial activity in later life. This article investigates how senior entrepreneurs interact withindefined entrepreneurial themes, and provides a narrative of recommendations to enhance active ageing. Based on a qualitative study of 90 Australian respondents, wesuggest how senior entrepreneurs perceive their entrepreneurial environment, particularly around themes of motivations, other people’s attitudes, measures of success, satisfaction, opportunities, barriers, skills, education and training, support, networks andbenefits. We argue that if senior entrepreneurship is to be enhanced, entrepreneurs andpolicy need to be aware and sensitive to the diversity of themes influencing entrepreneurial activities.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Maritz, A and Eager, B
Keywords: senior-entrepreneurship, opportunity and necessity entrepreneurs
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Organizational Innovation
Publisher: International Association of Organizational Innovation
ISSN: 1943-1813
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