The Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence (CAUSEE)
The Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence research project, or CAUSEE, is Australia’s largest research project on business start-ups and the development of young firms. The project provides an exciting opportunity to fundamentally improve our understanding of independent entrepreneurship in Australia. CAUSEE follows a large, random sample of approximately 600 emerging (but not yet operating when first contacted) business start-ups and another random sample of approximately 600 newly established young firms (which had commenced trading). In addition, over-samples of approximately 100 ‘high-potential’, high-growth firms complement the study. The four annual waves of data collection were completed in 2007/8 – 2010/11. In addition, a follow-up was conducted in 2013 to get updated outcome information on as many firms as possible. The project has yielded: a) two doctoral dissertations (with another three underway); b) several articles in international scholarly journals; c) a number of policy reports and chapters for the federal Department of Industry; and d) a number of research briefing papers and other reports. Increased output will emerge in the coming years. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.