Entrepreneurship

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Policy report

Policy brief on access to finance for inclusive and social entrepreneurship: what role can fintech and financial literacy play?

This policy brief presents evidence on the access to finance challenges faced by entrepreneurs from under-represented and disadvantaged groups and social entrepreneurs, and discusses how public policy and better regulation could harness the potential of fintech to address these challenges.
Briefing paper

Supporting social enterprise: the role of government

Australia’s social enterprises can make a significant contribution toward a more equitable society, but are constrained by limited financial, public policy and other ‘ecosystem’ supports, according to the authors of this paper.
Policy report

SME digitalisation to "build back better"

This policy paper aims to improve understanding on how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) responded to the COVID-19 crisis and adapted to the new environment, and how different players in their ecosystems are contributing to their digital transition.
Report

Australia’s social venture ecosystem: understanding the support and development landscape

This research report focuses on Australia’s social venture ecosystem – the entrepreneurial ecosystem that grows and sustains social ventures across Australia.
Report

Back to basics: a new model for business creation in remote Indigenous communities

This paper calls for an overhaul of the current approach to Indigenous economic participation through business creation. It outlines a practical model for remote Indigenous communities that harnesses the fundamental principle of supply and demand, and what the authors identify as the three foundations of...
Policy report

Place-based policy options for entrepreneurship in a post-COVID Canada

Conceding that while the Canadian regional dynamic will never be fully immunised from economic inequities, the authors of this report believe that the proposals they outline will provide a workable, place-responsive, and efficient means of leveraging the post-COVID recovery as a catalyst for a stronger...
Report

Backing black business: greater financial inclusion for Australia’s Indigenous business sector

This report outlines the factors that limit the ability of Indigenous businesses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrepreneurs to access the financial products and services they need across the business lifecycle, with the objective of contributing to the ongoing discourse around supporting Indigenous businesses.
Report

Entrepreneurship in Australia and the United States

Growing new ventures to a global scale is vitally important for the development of Australia’s entrepreneurial ecosystems. Australia has a very high proportion of small businesses, but both entrepreneurial activity and attitudes lag the United States.
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Isolated AgTech in Australia? A social network analysis of an innovative sector

Social networks are an integral component of entrepreneurial ecosystems. This study builds on an academic body of research into social networks between centres of innovation capital and geographically distant entrepreneurial ecosystems seeking funding.
Report

The missing entrepreneurs 2019

This report contains two thematic policy chapters on the potential of digital entrepreneurship for making entrepreneurship more inclusive and increasing the scale-up potential of start-ups by entrepreneurs from disadvantaged groups. These thematic chapters discuss current policy issues and present the range of policy actions currently...
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Seven steps to SUCCESS: enabling refugee entrepreneurs to flourish

Despite the huge challenges they face, refugees are the most entrepreneurial migrants in Australia and they are nearly twice as likely to be entrepreneurs as Australian taxpayers in general. Yet refugee entrepreneurship hardly features in public debate and receives little policy support.
Report

Crafting self: promoting the making self in the creative micro-economy

The primary aim of this project was to determine how online distribution is changing the environment for operating a creative micro-enterprise, and with it, the larger relationship between public and private spheres. A key research question was - what are the ‘self-making’ skills required to...
Briefing paper

Evidence of migrant business ownership and entrepreneurship in regions

Greater migrant business ownership in regional Australia is desirable as they contribute to the vibrancy of the region and often have a strong desire to ‘give back’ to their communities.
Working paper

Ongoing growth in the number of Indigenous Australians in business

This paper explores some of the key factors that are impacting on Indigenous business development, including issues about the economics of discrimination and remoteness. The paper also outlines policy implications that arise from the analysis.
Working paper

Entrepreneurial beginnings: transitions to self-employment and the creation of jobs

This paper addresses two questions: what characteristics are associated with entrepreneurship (starting a self-employed business); and which sorts of entrepreneurs are more successful (create jobs)?
Report

The decline of small business: how red tape is undermining opportunity, prosperity, and community

Small business and entrepreneurship is the life blood of a dynamic and growing economy. Newer, smaller businesses can inject innovative ideas and challenge outdated methods. This report investigates the impact of Australia’s falling rate of entrepreneurship on the business structure.
Report

Ava go, ya mug! How Australia can stop fearing failure and embrace the best of American innovation culture

Drawing on insights from the United States' experience, this paper assesses the cultural challenge of embracing failure constructively.
Working paper

Private and community sector initiatives in refugee employment and entrepreneurship

This working paper explores the experiences of refugee entrepreneurs in Australia and reviews the policies and programs designed to assist refugee entrepreneurs in Australia and other countries.
Report

Entrepreneurship dynamics in Australia: lessons from micro-data

Using a large firm-level dataset covering the years 2002 to 2015, this paper explores the dynamics of entrepreneurship in Australia and their evolution over time.
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The state of small business: Putting UK entrepreneurs on the map

This report is a data-led guide to the state of small business in the UK, examining local-authority level characteristics of SME growth, productivity and other factors.