Research Papers

Reigniting Australia’s Entrepreneurial Flame: Finding The Missing 275,000 Businesses

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5 November 2017

The Institute of Public Affairs has tracked the state of entrepreneurship in Australia since 2014. This research was developed by Dom Talimanidis, the IPA’s former Ian Mence Fellow for Entrepreneurship, and is now part of the IPA’s Cut Red Tape to Unleash Prosperity project.

Talimanidis found that the rate of firm creation, a key measure of entrepreneurship, has decreased. This report presents the latest statistics on firm entry and exit, and considers a range of other Australian and international data, including firm age, venture capital, and barriers to entrepreneurship.

Australian entrepreneurship is struggling in both historic and global comparisons.

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Matthew Lesh

Matthew Lesh is an Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs

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