Government involvement in entrepreneurship and new business creation in Australia : a quantitative analysis of public perceptions and opinions
Hindle, Kevin and Gillin, Murray 1991, Government involvement in entrepreneurship and new business creation in Australia : a quantitative analysis of public perceptions and opinions, Entrepreneurship & regional development, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 379-393.
In order to determine the range of Australian perceptions on new venture creation at the end of the decade of the 1980s, and in particular attitudes towards government involvement in fostering entrepreneurship, a major quantitative study was conducted. The survey involved more than 1500 Australians in face-to-face interviews (300 in each mainland capital city) chosen on a random basis.
An analysis of the data provides an assessment of the Australian general public&s perceptions in three key areas: their understanding of the word 'entrepreneur' their rating of importance of new venture creation; their belief in government involvement in fostering new venture creation.
It is believed to be the first study attempting to quantify an entire nation&s perceptions in three areas vital to creators of national economic and industry policies.
Field of Research
150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective
910499 Management and Productivity not elsewhere classified