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New Zealand entrepreneurs: leading for excellence


  • R. Helen Samujh


New Zealand (NZ) has been proclaimed as a leader in entrepreneurship by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) assessment. This paper links GEM findings to results from a NZ-based survey of micro-business operators and identifies factors that explain why NZ is a leader in the Entrepreneurship rating. NZ entrepreneurs are largely opportunity seeking: they want to be their own boss and are interested in the growth. They are relatively well-educated and are supported by well developed business infrastructures and support agencies. However, what directly contributes to the high propensity to set-up new businesses is not clear.

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  • R. Helen Samujh, 2009. "New Zealand entrepreneurs: leading for excellence," World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 5(2), pages 132-148.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:wremsd:v:5:y:2009:i:2:p:132-148

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