Entrepreneurship is a career option for young people, even to the extent that many young people might be expected create their jobs. The recently announced Government Youth Employment Packagewill include measures worth $88.6 million over four years to encourage Australians to start a business and create their own job. This expectation may set young people into a vulnerable position as starting a business is risky and start-up firms have a high failure rate and successful entrepreneurship is frequently opportunity, not necessity, driven.
This project will investigate the health and wellbeing outcomes of entrepreneurial behaviour among young people and study what factors in venture creation and growth are associated with changes in reported health and wellbeing. Further the project will seek to find out whether there is there a link between the health and wellbeing of the entrepreneurs and the survival and growth of new created firms. Understanding these links and creating awareness of this is important for taking care of individuals starting at young age and also for the prosperity of the new businesses.
Proposed Postgraduate Research Programme School: School of Management Course code: DR204 / MR204 Program name: PhD (Management) / Master of Business (Management) Enabling Capability Platform (ECP) Alignment : Global Business Innovation