The new venture creation program examines the early stages of business development; the process from first idea to an operational business. Two large research projects conducted in collaboration with international top scholars form the backbone of the program. These are the CAUSEE project and the GEM project.

The former follows the development of 1,400 emerging and young Australian businesses over time, while the latter compares early stage entrepreneurial activity across more than 50 countries. Smaller projects and collaboration based on projects conducted elsewhere supplement these flagship projects. Current dissertation studies focus on a) the role of novelty and relatedness in new venture creation; b) human capital and the process dynamics of new venture creation; c) the role and use of business planning in emerging and young firms, and d) resource constraints and entrepreneurial bricolage.

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