Encouraging high expectation entrepreneurship : the implications of Australian policy practices

Yencken, John, O'Connor, Allan and Hindle, Kevin 2006, Encouraging high expectation entrepreneurship : the implications of Australian policy practices, in ICSB 2006 : Unique solutions for unique environments : Proceedings of the 2006 International Council for Small Business world conference, ICSB, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 1-17.

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Title Encouraging high expectation entrepreneurship : the implications of Australian policy practices
Author(s) Yencken, John
O'Connor, Allan
Hindle, Kevin
Conference name International Council for Small Business. World Conference (51st : 2006 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Victoria
Conference dates 18-21 Jun. 2006
Title of proceedings ICSB 2006 : Unique solutions for unique environments : Proceedings of the 2006 International Council for Small Business world conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2006
Conference series International Council for Small Business World Conference
Start page 1
End page 17
Publisher ICSB
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) commercialisation
entrepreneurship
high growth firms
innovation
public policy
Summary Recent studies have shown the important roles that new high growth firms can play in job creation and economic development. This paper reviews the positioning of present Australian government policies and programs that intend to be supportive of the development of more high growth businesses; that is those that employ greater than twenty persons. The research explores the environments of a group of new high growth Australian firms and the roles that the various identified government support initiatives have played in their development. The paper also draws on recent research on survival and growth patterns of spin-off companies generated by publicly funded research agencies to map the government support initiatives with the different stages of the high growth business life cycle. The paper reviews issues in the Australian business environment that may have affected the rate of generation of new high growth firms. Of particular relevance has been the progressive freeing up of the Australian labour market and a greater resource allocation to research commercialisation by publicly funded research providers. The analysis has finally separately considered how to produce and support more founders of such high growth firms, their future chief executive officers, the specialist consultants and other professional support people and issues related to access to finance that such firms will need. The research findings draw attention to the important role of government financial support for industry research, particularly at the point where the first product is in the market and resources are scarce. At this point support is vital both to increase the market penetration of the core product and for R&D for product customisation and increasing the product range.
ISBN 0958263264
9780958263269
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 910499 Management and Productivity not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2006, ICSB
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30029573

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