Microbusiness in Australia: Driver of Growth or a Poor Cousin? Lessons from the International Experience

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    There is evidence to indicate that the Australian government has for many years inadequately addressed the concerns of microbusiness as an important contributor driving future entrepreneurial and economic development. This paper argues that the microbusiness sector contributes significantly to Australia's economy, its social fabric and its ability to evolve, innovate, incubate and meet changing economic demands. However, this is constrained by a lack of due recognition accorded to the sector generally. The paper contends that to maximize the potential of this sector, carefully considered legal, regulatory and support mechanisms need to be designed and implemented. It is also contended that Australia lacks an appropriately defined microbusiness category that could be used to create suitable laws, regulations and support systems. Drawing on international evidence, this paper recommends a way forward to address this impasse.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFacets of Business Excellence in Marketing and Strategy
    EditorsRenato Pereira, Rajeev Sharma, Antonio Robalo, Sandeep Puri, Jayanthi Ranjan
    Place of PublicationNew Delhi, India
    PublisherBloomsbury Publishing
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9789388630054, 9789388630061
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018
    Event3rd International Conference on Facets of Business Excellence: Think out of Box: Digital Technology for Strategic Advantage - IMT (Institute of Management Technology), Ghaziabad, Delhi NCR, India
    Duration: 22 Nov 201826 Nov 2018
    Conference number: 3


    Conference3rd International Conference on Facets of Business Excellence
    Abbreviated titleFOBE 2018
    CityDelhi NCR
    Internet address


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