Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs in small innovative Australian firms

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Innovation Vision 2020: Sustainable growth, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development - Proceedings of the 19th International Business Information Management Association Conference, 2012, 1 pp. 154 - 163
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Ensuring organisational survival requires the ability to frequently come to market with a new and innovative product or service. This paper explores the creativity and innovation process within small Australian technology organisations from an entrepreneurial perspective. In all 21 interviews were conducted drawing on 23 individuals from 19 organisations. The interview findings were grouped into two main areas, firstly entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs and secondly entrepreneurial leadership practices. From the findings and discussion creativity, innovation and leadership practices are the foundations on which entrepreneurs thrive showing that entrepreneurial practices improve organisational creativity and innovation capability and therefore lead to a higher probability of producing transformational outcomes.
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