The survey of 1,000 entrepreneurs conducted in June and July 2014 was supplemented by in-depth interviews carried out with 40 entrepreneurs in the autumn of 2014.
The main aims of the study were to:
- explore the different factors motivating entrepreneurs to start a business
- explore whether motivations for entrepreneurship change
- identify any correlates of motivations for entrepreneurship
- examine the consequences of the different motivations for the entrepreneurial process and performance