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    Experience versus youth: an exploratory study of the motivations of older entrepreneurs

    Gray, G. and Lawton-Smith, Helen (2020) Experience versus youth: an exploratory study of the motivations of older entrepreneurs. Strategic Change: Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance 29 (6), ISSN 1099-1697. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    The decision of someone over the age of 50 to switch from traditional employment to being an entrepreneur is found to arise from a complex mix of personal motivation, access to resources, and environmental determinants. When beginning their careers, people over 50 who became entrepreneurs only ever considered traditional employment with corporate companies and did not consider or even believe that entrepreneurship was a viable option. Advances in technology have been a significant enabler for their ability to have their own businesses due to lowering the barriers to entry. Attitudes to work have changed twofold: entrepreneurship is now a viable career choice and the traditional job for life no longer exists.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at the link above. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Entrepreneurship, older entrepreneurs, career choices
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Helen Lawton Smith
    Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2020 09:39
    Last Modified: 28 Jun 2021 18:30
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/40997

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