Title: Entrepreneurship among aviation engineers in New Zealand: drivers and sustainers

Authors: Wilton Wilton; William Toh

Addresses: UUNZ Auckland, P.O. Box 9081, New Market, Auckland, New Zealand. ' UUNZ Auckland, P.O. Box 9081, New Market, Auckland, New Zealand

Abstract: Entrepreneurship is important for any country, as a way of empowering its people, to create employment, to create wealth for the country and to reduce problems related to social welfare and unemployment. Individuals take up entrepreneurship as a means to create wealth and employment for themselves, family and others. As a result, countries and individuals have all embraced entrepreneurship. Consequently, countries have developed programmes, implemented positive policies and provided incentives to promote entrepreneurship. Therefore, it is important to understand what motivates, what drives the entrepreneur to start an entrepreneurial venture and what would sustain him to remain in the venture.

Keywords: entrepreneurship; motivators; drivers; sustainers; aviation engineers; New Zealand; aircraft engineering; aircraft maintenance; entrepreneurs.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2011.043472

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2011 Vol.14 No.4, pp.497 - 507

Available online: 01 Nov 2011 *

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