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Are entrepreneurs becoming more risk averse?

Are entrepreneurs becoming more risk averse? PurposeThis paper aims to discuss the emerging theme of risk aversion in entrepreneurs following high levels of industry consolidation.Design/methodology/approachThis paper is a viewpoint on the authors’ opinion and interpretation of industry consolidation.FindingsThe UK Independent TV Production Industry has experienced a remarkable degree of consolidation with corporate acquisitions and mergers changing the size, shape and revenue distribution among firms in the industry. In addition, entrepreneurs appear to be more risk averse in terms of entering the industry.Practical implicationsIf the trend in entrepreneurs in the UK TV Production Industry being more risk averse continues, then the number of new startup firms will fall and that could put the future of the industry at jeopardy.Originality/valueThis paper presents an interesting observation on the impact of consolidation of the UK Independent TV Production Industry, in so far as, entrepreneurs appear to be becoming more risk averse. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Strategic Direction Emerald Publishing

Are entrepreneurs becoming more risk averse?

Strategic Direction , Volume 35 (1): 2 – Jan 14, 2019

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0258-0543
DOI
10.1108/SD-09-2018-0182
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Abstract

PurposeThis paper aims to discuss the emerging theme of risk aversion in entrepreneurs following high levels of industry consolidation.Design/methodology/approachThis paper is a viewpoint on the authors’ opinion and interpretation of industry consolidation.FindingsThe UK Independent TV Production Industry has experienced a remarkable degree of consolidation with corporate acquisitions and mergers changing the size, shape and revenue distribution among firms in the industry. In addition, entrepreneurs appear to be more risk averse in terms of entering the industry.Practical implicationsIf the trend in entrepreneurs in the UK TV Production Industry being more risk averse continues, then the number of new startup firms will fall and that could put the future of the industry at jeopardy.Originality/valueThis paper presents an interesting observation on the impact of consolidation of the UK Independent TV Production Industry, in so far as, entrepreneurs appear to be becoming more risk averse.

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Strategic DirectionEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 14, 2019

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