The evolution of small business policy in Australia and New Zealand

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Abstract

The paper outlines the evolution of small business policy in Australia and New Zealand. Adopting an historical perspective, changes in policies and programs from the 1970s to the present for these two nations are discussed and compared. Starting with an overview of the nature of small business policy and its emergence internationally, the distinction between small business policy and entrepreneurship policy is considered. Details of the major policy developments for each country are presented by decade, linked to their national governments and the core policy fields. Both countries follow similar patterns of increasing policy sophistication and the transition from small business to entrepreneurship policy. Similarities are most likely due to their closer economic and social ties, and the tendency to look at international trends and adopt them. Australia has retained significant focus on small-to-medium enterprises, whereas New Zealand has moved towards entrepreneurial firms and the enabling environment for all businesses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderstanding the Development of Small Business Policy
EditorsThomas Cooney
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter3
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9781138496873
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

Fingerprint

Small business
New Zealand
Business policy
Entrepreneurship policy
Government
Economics
Policy development
Historical perspective
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Entrepreneurial firms
Sophistication
Social ties

Cite this

Mazzarol, T. W., & Clark, D. (2018). The evolution of small business policy in Australia and New Zealand. In T. Cooney (Ed.), Understanding the Development of Small Business Policy (1 ed.). Routledge.
Mazzarol, Timothy William ; Clark, Delwyn. / The evolution of small business policy in Australia and New Zealand. Understanding the Development of Small Business Policy. editor / Thomas Cooney. 1. ed. Routledge, 2018.
@inbook{d5d7bae39fc146459bc4d2c4beefcc3f,
title = "The evolution of small business policy in Australia and New Zealand",
abstract = "The paper outlines the evolution of small business policy in Australia and New Zealand. Adopting an historical perspective, changes in policies and programs from the 1970s to the present for these two nations are discussed and compared. Starting with an overview of the nature of small business policy and its emergence internationally, the distinction between small business policy and entrepreneurship policy is considered. Details of the major policy developments for each country are presented by decade, linked to their national governments and the core policy fields. Both countries follow similar patterns of increasing policy sophistication and the transition from small business to entrepreneurship policy. Similarities are most likely due to their closer economic and social ties, and the tendency to look at international trends and adopt them. Australia has retained significant focus on small-to-medium enterprises, whereas New Zealand has moved towards entrepreneurial firms and the enabling environment for all businesses.",
keywords = "small business management, small business policy, Australia, New Zealand",
author = "Mazzarol, {Timothy William} and Delwyn Clark",
year = "2018",
month = "10",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781138496873",
editor = "Thomas Cooney",
booktitle = "Understanding the Development of Small Business Policy",
publisher = "Routledge",
address = "United States",
edition = "1",

}

Mazzarol, TW & Clark, D 2018, The evolution of small business policy in Australia and New Zealand. in T Cooney (ed.), Understanding the Development of Small Business Policy. 1 edn, Routledge.

The evolution of small business policy in Australia and New Zealand. / Mazzarol, Timothy William; Clark, Delwyn.

Understanding the Development of Small Business Policy. ed. / Thomas Cooney. 1. ed. Routledge, 2018.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

TY - CHAP

T1 - The evolution of small business policy in Australia and New Zealand

AU - Mazzarol, Timothy William

AU - Clark, Delwyn

PY - 2018/10

Y1 - 2018/10

N2 - The paper outlines the evolution of small business policy in Australia and New Zealand. Adopting an historical perspective, changes in policies and programs from the 1970s to the present for these two nations are discussed and compared. Starting with an overview of the nature of small business policy and its emergence internationally, the distinction between small business policy and entrepreneurship policy is considered. Details of the major policy developments for each country are presented by decade, linked to their national governments and the core policy fields. Both countries follow similar patterns of increasing policy sophistication and the transition from small business to entrepreneurship policy. Similarities are most likely due to their closer economic and social ties, and the tendency to look at international trends and adopt them. Australia has retained significant focus on small-to-medium enterprises, whereas New Zealand has moved towards entrepreneurial firms and the enabling environment for all businesses.

AB - The paper outlines the evolution of small business policy in Australia and New Zealand. Adopting an historical perspective, changes in policies and programs from the 1970s to the present for these two nations are discussed and compared. Starting with an overview of the nature of small business policy and its emergence internationally, the distinction between small business policy and entrepreneurship policy is considered. Details of the major policy developments for each country are presented by decade, linked to their national governments and the core policy fields. Both countries follow similar patterns of increasing policy sophistication and the transition from small business to entrepreneurship policy. Similarities are most likely due to their closer economic and social ties, and the tendency to look at international trends and adopt them. Australia has retained significant focus on small-to-medium enterprises, whereas New Zealand has moved towards entrepreneurial firms and the enabling environment for all businesses.

KW - small business management

KW - small business policy

KW - Australia

KW - New Zealand

UR - https://www.routledge.com/Understanding-the-Development-of-Small-Business-Policy/Cooney/p/book/9781138496873

M3 - Chapter

SN - 9781138496873

BT - Understanding the Development of Small Business Policy

A2 - Cooney, Thomas

PB - Routledge

ER -

Mazzarol TW, Clark D. The evolution of small business policy in Australia and New Zealand. In Cooney T, editor, Understanding the Development of Small Business Policy. 1 ed. Routledge. 2018