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Late Life Entrepreneurship in the Context Of Closures

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Extensive industrial closures became a persistent feature of regional economics. This paper considers how late life entrepreneurship can alleviate the key areas of negative outcomes related to closures at a regional level. We first overview the impact of large scale closures on the regional economy, followed by an overview of the moderating contextual factors that can lead former employees to undertake entrepreneurial activity as an alternative form of work in the context of closures. Our consideration of these factors leads to insights for entrepreneurship theory – especially in relation to late life entrepreneurship – as well as potential policy implications.

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Author(s): Whitehurst FC, Siedlok F, Hibbert P

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Unpublished

Conference Name: 27th Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference

Year of Conference: 2013