Advances in Economics and Business Vol. 4(9), pp. 482 - 490
DOI: 10.13189/aeb.2016.040902
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The Determination of Chinese Graduate Entrepreneurship in Australia


Bingying Wei *
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania, Australia

ABSTRACT

This paper examines what factors determine Chinese graduate entrepreneurship in Australia, such as individual characteristics, entrepreneurial motivations, and environment and opportunities. The qualitative research approach was utilized to interview three Chinese entrepreneurs who started their businesses after graduation in Australia. The results indicate that personal characteristics, motivations and environmental opportunities contribute to Chinese graduate entrepreneurship in Australia. Work experience and social skills are essential individual characteristics in Chinese graduates' entrepreneurial activities. Motivations such as difficulties in finding employment and permanent residency significantly contribute to their entrepreneurship. Environments like family background and market demands give entrepreneurs opportunities to participate in entrepreneurial activities. The study recommends that individuals should develop their abilities in order to become entrepreneurs, the government should make positive policies to graduates' entrepreneurship, and the universities should encourage students by adopting more practical entrepreneurship programs.

KEYWORDS
Chinese Graduate Entrepreneurs, Australia, Entrepreneurship

Cite this paper
Bingying Wei . "The Determination of Chinese Graduate Entrepreneurship in Australia." Advances in Economics and Business 4.9 (2016) 482 - 490. doi: 10.13189/aeb.2016.040902.