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PhD Project: Senior Entrepreneurship: how is entrepreneurship opportunity formation and performance shaped by the life stage of the individual?

   Graduate Research School Office

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  Prof Thomas Cooney  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Although senior entrepreneurs are not a homogeneous group, they are: more likely driven by non-pecuniary motivations than pecuniary ones; mostly male, married, and with high levels of education attainment. In general, senior entrepreneurs have previous entrepreneurial experience and display high levels of self-efficacy. A shift to self-employment later in life often leads to positive changes on individuals’ quality of life, but negative impacts on income. Scholarly interest in entrepreneurial activity by older members of society has been rising in recent years, reflected in the growing tally of publications about senior entrepreneurship as a distinct form of entrepreneurship. The goal of this research study is to review and communicate the key conceptual approaches and empirical findings about senior entrepreneurs’ characteristics and behaviours, and to pursue a research agenda.

Student Requirements for this Project

2.1 Hons Degree in Business

Masters in Business

Prior study of entrepreneurship

If you are interested in submitting an application for this project, please complete an Expression of Interest available here:

Funding Notes

Fully Funded (scholarship, fees, materials)
Stipend: €18500 Euro
Materials & Travel Budget per annum € 2000
Fees are paid in addition to the scholarship
Duration of funding: 4 years


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