Paul Steffens

Professor Paul Steffens

P/G Prog Director - Innov & Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation, and Innovation Centre

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Professor Paul Steffens is Professor of Entrepreneurship at the ECIC, The University of Adelaide. His core areas of expertise are entrepreneurship and diffusion of innovations. Paul has been a lead investigator for research projects totalling more than AUD 1.5 million and has published over fifty academic publications, including journal articles in leading entrepreneurship, marketing and technology management journals.

Previous appointments include Director of the Technology and Innovation Management Centre, University of Queensland, academic positions at University of Queensland and Monash University and visiting positions at University of Kiel, Penn State University and Southern Illinois University. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours I) and a PhD in diffusion of innovations, both from the University of Queensland.

Paul has also consulted for a wide variety of both business and public agencies. His clients include Energex, Waitrose (UK), Agribuys (USA), IPAA, Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Monsanto, Bunge, Franklins, Solutions Research and the Meat Research Corporation.

I am passionate about the key role entrepreneurship and innovation play in driving economic growth, their potential to assist disadvantaged groups in our society and the ability to deliver personal gratification and wellbeing to individuals. Entrepreneurship and innovation is of vital importance to national competitiveness and understanding key management challenges is critical to improve Australia’s performance. With 10.5% of Australia’s population, or 1.48 million Australians engaged in starting a new business, effective entrepreneurship is also a critical ingredient to economic development. Additionally, entrepreneurship offers key social benefits by providing employment opportunities to those with few other options as well as graduates seeking alternative career pathways.

My current research is focused on several streams of research:

  • Resource development of nascent and young ventures
  • Bricolage and resourcefulness
  • Volitional control and action orientation
  • Hybrid entrepreneurship
  • Youth entrepreneurship
  • Senior entrepreneurship
  • Immigrant entrepreneurship
  • Overcoming organizational inertia from discontinuous innovation
  • Diffusion of innovation

 

 

 

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2017 Klyver, K., Honig, B., & Steffens, P. (2017). Social support timing and persistence in nascent entrepreneurship: exploring when instrumental and emotional support is most effective. Small Business Economics, 51(3), 1-26.
    DOI
    2016 Senderovitz, M., Klyver, K., & Steffens, P. (2016). Four years on: are the gazelles still running? a longitudinal study of firm performance after a period of rapid growth. International Small Business Journal, 34(4), 391-411.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS8
    2014 Steffens, P., Weeks, C., Davidsson, P., & Isaak, L. (2014). Shouting from the ivory tower: a marketing approach to improve communication of academic research to entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 38(2), 399-426.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS9
    2014 Senyard, J., Baker, T., Steffens, P., & Davidsson, P. (2014). Bricolage as a path to innovativeness for resource-constrained new firms. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 31(2), 211-230.
    DOI Scopus63 WoS57
    2012 Steffens, P., Terjesen, S., & Davidsson, P. (2012). Birds of a feather get lost together: new venture team composition and performance. Small Business Economics, 39(3), 727-743.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS25
    2010 Senderovitz, M., Klyver, K., & Steffens, P. R. (2010). Vatkst, profit og strategisk orienteering i gazellevirksomheder (Growth, profitability and strategic orientation among gazelle firms). Nordiske Organisasjons-Studier, 45-65.
    2009 Davidsson, P., Steffens, P., & Fitzsimmons, J. (2009). Growing profitable or growing from profits: Putting the horse in front of the cart?. Journal of Business Venturing, 24(4), 388-406.
    DOI Scopus124 WoS109
    2009 Steffens, P., Davidsson, P., & Fitzsimmons, J. (2009). Performance configurations over time: Implications for growth- and profit-oriented strategies. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 33(1), 125-148.
    DOI Scopus84 WoS74
    2007 Steffens, P., & Douglas, E. (2007). Valuing technology investments: use real options thinking but forget real options valuation. International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship, 1(1), 58-77.
    DOI Scopus11
    2003 Steffens, P. (2003). A model of multiple-unit ownership as a diffusion process. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 70(9), 901-917.
    DOI Scopus38 WoS25
    2003 Steffens, P., Waterhouse, M., Shulman, A., & Wollin, A. (2003). An Audit Tool for Intellectual Property Management: IP Management in the Queensland Department of Primary Industries. Queensland Review, 10(01), 71-88.
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    2002 Matthews, J., Shulman, A., Wissemann, A., Steffens, P., & Wollin, D. (2002). The nexus of Value Chain Integration and e-Business applications on Public Sector Agriculture R & D Management. Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, 4(1-3), 165-175.
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    2002 Huang, X., Steffens, P., & Schroder, B. (2002). Managing new product development in the Chinese steel industry: An empirical investigation. International Journal of Technology Management, 24(5-6), 557-568.
    DOI Scopus2
    2001 Steffens, P. (2001). An aggregate sales model for consumer durables incorporating a time-varying mean replacement age. Journal of Forecasting, 20(1), 63-77.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS19
    1999 Huang, X., Schroder, B., & Steffens, P. (1999). The Chinese steel industry in transition: Industry perspective on innovation policy. R and D Management, 29(1), 17-25.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS3
    1998 Steffens, P. (1998). Applying diffusion models with regional heterogeneity. Marketing Letters, 9(4), 361-369.
    DOI Scopus10
    1993 Whiten, W., Steffens, P., & Hitchins, J. (1993). An examination of pulp viscosity in tubes at higher shear rates. Minerals Engineering, 6(4), 397-404.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    1993 Steffens, P., Whiten, W., Appleby, S., & Hitchins, J. (1993). Prediction of air core diameters for hydrocyclones. International Journal of Mineral Processing, 39(1-2), 61-74.
    DOI Scopus35 WoS28
    1992 Steffens, P., & Murthy, D. (1992). A mathematical model for new product diffusion: the influence of innovators and imitators. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 16(4), 11-26.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS12
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2015 Steffens, P. (2015). Grassroots Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Business Start-up in Australia. In L. Hendrickson, & R. Smith (Eds.), Australian Innovation System Report 2015 (pp. 39-41). canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2013 Steffens, P., Davidsson, P., & Fitzsimmons, J. (2013). Performance configurations over time: Implications for growth- and profit-oriented strategies. In P. Davidsson, & J. Wiklund (Eds.), New Perspectives on Firm Growth (1 ed., pp. 221-250). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
    DOI Scopus2
    2013 Davidsson, P., Steffens, P., & Fitzsimmons, J. (2013). Growing profitable or growing from profits: Putting the horse in front of the cart?. In P. Davidsson, & J. Wiklund (Eds.), New Perspectives on Firm Growth (1 ed., pp. 187-220). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
    DOI
    2012 Davidsson, P., Gordon, S. R., & Steffens, P. R. (2012). Early stage start-ups : evidence from the Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence (CAUSEE). In Australian Small Business : Key Statistics and Analysis [2012 ed.] (pp. 4-17). Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2011 Davidsson, P., Steffens, P. R., & Gordon, S. R. (2011). Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence (CAUSEE): design, data collection and descriptive results. In K. Hindle, & K. Klyver (Eds.), Handbook of Research on New Venture Creation (pp. 216-250). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
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    2011 Davidsson, P., & Steffens, P. (2011). Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence (CAUSEE): Project presentation and early results. In P. Raynolds, & R. Curtin (Eds.), New Business Creation: An International Overview (pp. 27-51). New York, NY: Springer.
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    2009 Fitzsimmons, J. R., Douglas, E. J., Steffens, P. R., & Thomond, P. N. (2009). Marketing buzz : towards a framework for entrepreneurs. In A. Ghose (Ed.), Small Business : Marketing Challenges and Strategies (pp. 127-144). Hyderabad, India: Icfai University Press.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2016 Steffens, P., Huyghe, A., Paas, L., & Davidsson, P. (2016). Resource-based capability trajectories of new ventures. In Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research Vol. 36 (pp. 188-193). Bodo, Finland.
    2012 Garonne, C., & Steffens, P. R. (2012). The underlying rationale for planning: do nascent and young firms do what they say they do?. In A. Zacharakis, S. Carter, M. Gruber, B. leleux, A. Corbett, B. Honig, . . . M. Schindehutte (Eds.), Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Volume 31 - 2011: Proceedings of the 31st Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference Vol. 13 (pp. 432). Syracuse, New York: Babson College, Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship.
    2011 Senyard, J., Baker, T., Steffens, P., & Davidsson, P. (2011). Bricolage as a path to innovation for resource constrained new firms. In Academy of Management 2011 Annual Meeting - West Meets East: Enlightening. Balancing. Transcending, AOM 2011.
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    2009 Kaya, M., & Steffens, P. R. (2009). Drivers of adoption for successive generation of high-tech products. In Proceedings of 5th Marketing Dynamics. University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato.
    2008 Steffens, P. R. (2008). Operationalising the resource based view for nascent and young firms : development of a scale for resource advantage and disadvantages. In L. Gillin (Ed.), The 5th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology.
    2008 Kaya, M., Steffens, P. R., & Albers, S. (2008). Drivers of adoption for successive generations of high tech products. In L. Gillin (Ed.), 5th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology.
    2007 Thomond, P., Steffens, P. R., & Lettice, F. (2007). Eyes Wide Shut: Technology Entrepreneurship, Inertia and the Impact of Organizational Field Transparency. In Fourth AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Brisbane, Australia.
    2007 Steffens, P. R., Kaya, M., Albers, S., & Proppe, D. (2007). Repeat Purchasers and the Diffusion of Electronic Products: Does Consumer Innovativeness Matter?. In G. Solomon (Ed.), The Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting Proceedings: Doing Well By Doing Good (pp. 1). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America: Academy of Management.
    2007 Kaya, M., Steffens, P. R., & Albers, S. (2007). Long Term Sales Forecasts of Innovations – An Empirical Study of the Consumer Electronic Market. In AGSE Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Brisbane.
    2007 Fitzsimmons, J. R., Douglas, E. J., Steffens, P. R., & Thomond, P. N. (2007). Marketing Buzz: Towards a Framework for Entrepreneurs. In AGSE Entrepreneurship Exchange. QUT, Brisbane.
    2007 Davidsson, P., Steffens, P. R., & Fitzsimmons, J. R. (2007). Growing Profitable or Growing from Profits: Putting the Horse in Front of the Cart?. In Max Planck Institute Schloss Ringberg Conference (pp. 1-46). Tegrenseee, Germany.
    2006 Steffens, P. R., Fitzsimmons, J. R., & Douglas, E. J. (2006). A Choice Modelling Approach to Predict Entrepreneurial Intentions from Attitudes and Perceived Abilities. In Babson College Entrepreneurial Research Conference. Bloomington, Indiana.
    2006 Davidsson, P., Steffens, P., & Terjesen, S. (2006). New Venture Team Composition, Persistence and Performance. In C. Massey (Ed.), Proceedings of the 51st International Council for Small Business World Conference (pp. 1-14). Australia, Victoria, Melbourne: International Council for Small Business.
    2005 Davidsson, P., Steffens, P. R., & Fitzsimmons, J. R. (2005). Growing profitable or growing from profits: Putting the horse in front of the cart. In K. Weaver (Ed.), Annual Academy of Management Meeting: A New Vision in the 21st Century (pp. 1-34). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Academy of Management.
    2004 Steffens, P. R., & Matthews, J. H. (2004). Network Governance of R&D: Purchaser-Provider as Partnerships in a Public Sector Agency. In British Academy of Management Conference. St. Andrews, U.K.
    2004 Douglas, E., & Steffens, P. (2004). Use Real Options but not Real Options Analysis when Valuing New Technological Ventures. In B. Graduate School of Business (Ed.), 17th Annual Conference of the Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ 2004) - Entrepreneurship as the Way of the Future (pp. 42-65). Brisbane, Queensland: QUT Publications.
    2000 Steffens, P., & Waterhouse, M. (2000). A holistic audit of managing intellectual property: IP management in the Queensland department of primary industries. In Proceedings of the 2000 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology: Vol. 2 (pp. 720-725). SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus3
    1998 Steffens, P. R., Matthews, J. H., Wollin, D., Shulman, A. D., Duffield, B., & Wissemann, A. (1998). Purchaser-Provider Partnerships In The Public Service: Oh No, Not a New 4Ps for Business Networks!. In Australia & New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference. Dunedin, New Zealand.
    1998 Steffens, P. R., & Balasubramanian, S. (1998). A Study of the Time Varying Mean Replacement Age of Consumer Durables. In Marketing Science Conference. Fontainbleau, France.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2015 Senyard, J. M., Davidsson, P., & Steffens, P. R. (2015). Environmental dynamism as a moderator of the relationship between bricolage and firm performance. Poster session presented at the meeting of 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: Opening Governance. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
    2015 Senyard, J., Davidsson, P., & Steffens, P. (2015). Bricolage and firm performance: The moderating role of the environment. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference 2015 Proceedings. University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia.
    2014 Zolin, R., Chang, A., & Steffens, P. R. (2014). The role of the ethnic enclave in facilitating immigrant business performance and social integration. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference 2014 Proceedings. Sydney, NSW: Queensland University of Technology.
    2014 Zolin, R., Chang, A., & Steffens, P. R. (2014). Ethnic enclave lifecycle : a case study of Chinese restaurants in south east Queensland. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference 2014 Proceedings. Sydney, NSW: Queensland University of Technology.
    2013 Steffens, P. R. (2013). Culture as a driver of entrepreneurship : contrasting independent entrepreneurship versus employee entrepreneurship. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australia Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange Conference 2013. Brisbane, Australia.
    2013 Senyard, J. M., Powell Brown, E., Davidsson, P., & Steffens, P. R. (2013). Born unfinished : boundaries of bricolage effectiveness. Poster session presented at the meeting of Conference Proceedings: Australia Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange Conference 2013. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD: Australia Centre for Entrepreneurship.
    2012 Zhou, Y., Steffens, P. R., & Parker, R. L. (2012). Determinants of China’s regional innovation capacity. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of The Joint ACERE-DIANA International Entrepreneurship Conference. University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, WA.
    2012 Dottore, A. (2012). External orientation and business model adaptation in young and nascent firms: preliminary analysis from the CAUSEE project. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 2012 Joint International ACERE DIANA Entrepreneurship Conference. CDROM: ACEREDIANA.
    2012 Senyard, J. M., Smith, E., Baker, T., Steffens, P. R., & Davidsson, P. (2012). Stop whining and make the best of it : a cross-national comparison of responses to regional disadvantage in the wine industry. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Joint ACERE-DIANA International Entrepreneurship Conference. University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, WA.
    2012 Senyard, J. M., Davidsson, P., & Steffens, P. R. (2012). Waving or drowning? Managing resource constraints in entrepreneurial firm with bricolage as a response to the global financial crisis. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2012 Babson College Entrepreneurial Research Conference. Fort Worth, Texas.
    2012 Senderovitz, M., Klyver, K., Steffens, P. R., & Evald, M. (2012). Four years on – are the Gazelles still running? A longitudinal study of firm performance after a period of rapid growth. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2012 Babson College Entrepreneurial Research Conference. Fort Worth, Texas.
    2011 Senyard, J. M., Powell, E. E., Baker, T., Steffens, P. R., & Davidsson, P. (2011). Stop whining and make the best of it: a cross-national comparison of response to regional disadvantage in the wine industry. Poster session presented at the meeting of Babson College Entrepreneurial Research Conference. Syracuse, New York, United States of America.
    2011 Senyard, J. M., Davidsson, P., Baker, T., & Steffens, P. R. (2011). Resource constraints in innovation : the role of bricolage in new venture creation and firm development. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 8th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Vic.
    2011 Semasinge, D., Davidsson, P., & Steffens, P. R. (2011). Nascent venture performance : linking novelty of venture ideas and commitment of firm founders as predictors. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 8th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Vic.
    2011 Steffens, P. R., Tonelli, M., & Davidsson, P. (2011). How do we reach them? Comparing random samples from mobile and landline phones. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of AGSE Entrepreneurship Research Exchange 2011. Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Vic: Swinburne University of Technology.
    2010 Semasinge, D., Davidsson, P., & Steffens, P. R. (2010). Attractiveness of venture ideas : a conjoint study. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 7th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland: Swinburne University of Technology.
    2010 Kaya, M., Steffens, P. R., Hearn, G. N., & Graham, P. W. (2010). How can entrepreneurial musicians use electronic social networks to diffuse their music. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 7th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland: Swinburne University of Technology.
    2010 Kaya, M., & Steffens, P. R. (2010). Online social networks as an emerging opportunity for entrepreneurship : a study of the music industry. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of 2010 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne: Babson College.
    2010 Kaya, M., & Steffens, P. R. (2010). Distinguishing forced versus discretionary replacements in new product diffusion models. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management : Dare to Care : Passion and Compassion in Management Practice & Research. Montreal, Canada: Academy of Management.
    2010 Garonne, C., Davidsson, P., & Steffens, P. R. (2010). Do strategy choices matter for nascent firms? A study on effectuation and causation impacts on new ventures outcomes. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 7th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland: Swinburne University of Technology.
    2010 Steffens, P. R., Baker, T., & Senyard, J. M. (2010). Betting on the underdog : bricolage as an engine of resource advantage. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2010. Montreal, Canada: Academy of Management.
    2010 Senyard, J. M., Davidsson, P., & Steffens, P. R. (2010). Venture creation and resource processes : using Bricolage sustainability ventures. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 7th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland: Swinburne University of Technology.
    2010 Senyard, J. M., Baker, T., & Steffens, P. R. (2010). Entrepreneurial bricolage and firm performance : moderating effects of firm change and innovativeness. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2010 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice & Research. Montreal, Canada.
    2010 Senyard, J., Davidsson, P., & Steffens, P. (2010). The role of bricolage and resource constraints in high potential sustainability ventures. Poster session presented at the meeting of Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2010. Lausanne, Switzerland: Babson College.
    2010 Senderovitz, M., Klyver, K., Steffens, P. R., & Davidsson, P. (2010). The growth-profitability relationship : strategic orientations as moderator. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 7th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland: Swinburne University of Technology.
    2009 Steffens, P. R., Senyard, J. M., & Baker, T. (2009). Linking resource acquisition and development processes to resource-based advantage : bricolage and the resource-based view. Poster session presented at the meeting of 6th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. University of Adelaide, Adelaide.
    2009 Steffens, P. R., & Senyard, J. M. (2009). Linking resource acquisition and development processes to resource-based advantage : bricolage and the resource-based view. Poster session presented at the meeting of Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Boston.
    2009 Steffens, P. R., & Kaya, M. (2009). Drivers of technology substitution : successive generations of high tech products. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 6th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. University of Adelaide, Adelaide, S. Aust.: Swinburne University of Technology.
    2009 Steffens, P. R., & Burgers, H. (2009). Building for competitive advantage in early stage start-ups : the role of entrepreneurial capabilities. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting : Green Management Matters. Chicago, Illinois: Academy of Management.
    2009 Steffens, P. R. (2009). Operationalizing the resource based view for nascent and young firms : developing scales for resource advantages and disadvantages. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2008 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
    2009 Gordon, S. R., & Steffens, P. R. (2009). Why, how, what for? : motivations, actions and expectations in habitual entrepreneurship. Poster session presented at the meeting of Unknown Conference.
    2009 Gordon, S. R., Davidsson, P., & Steffens, P. R. (2009). Novice vs habitual entrepreneurship: differences in motivations, actions and expectations. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 6th International AGSE Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Adelaide, SA: Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology.
    2009 Senyard, J. M., Davidsson, P., Gordon, S. R., & Steffens, P. R. (2009). The comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence (CAUSEE) high potential nascent entrepreneurs: some preliminary findings. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 6th International AGSE Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Adelaide, SA: Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology.
    2008 Davidsson, P., Steffens, P. R., & Gordon, S. R. (2008). Introduction to Australian Study of Entrepreneurship Emergence (CAUSEE). Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 5th International AGSE Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Melbourne, Vic: Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology.
    2007 Thomond, P. N., & Steffens, P. R. (2007). Eyes Wide Shut: Organizational Field Transparency as a Driver of Inertia to Discontinuous Innovation. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting Proceedings: Doing Well By Doing Good. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America: Academy of Management.
    2007 Steffens, P. R., Terjesen, S. A., & Davidsson, P. (2007). Birds of a Feather Get Lost Together? Homogeneity and New Venture Persistence and Performance. Poster session presented at the meeting of Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting : Doing Well By Doing Good. Philadelphia, United States: Academy of Management.
    2006 Thomond, P. N., & Steffens, P. R. (2006). Unbundling The Determinants Of Inertia To Discontinuous Innovation: Elaborating The Impact Of Organizational Field Transparency. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2006 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Indiana, U.S.A.
    2006 Steffens, P., Davidsson, P., & Fitzsimmons, J. (2006). The performance of young firms: Patterns of evolution in the growth - Profitability space. Poster session presented at the meeting of Academy of Management 2006 Annual Meeting: Knowledge, Action and the Public Concern, AOM 2006.
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    2005 Fitzsimmons, J. R., Steffens, P. R., & Douglas, E. J. (2005). Growth and Profitability in Small and Medium Sized Australian Firms. Poster session presented at the meeting of AGSE Entrepreneurship Exchange. Melbourne.
    2002 Steffens, P. R. (2002). The Product Life Cycle Concept: Buried or Resurrected by the Diffusion Literature?. Poster session presented at the meeting of Academy of Management Conference, Technology and Innovation Management Division. Denver, Colorado.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2017 Steffens, P. R., & Omarova, A. (2017). ACE research briefing paper 012 : GEM Australia - 2016/17 Australian National Report. Brisbane, Qld: Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research.
    2017 Steffens, P. R. (2017). ACE research briefing paper 011 : GEM Australia - 2015/16 Australian National Report. Brisbane, QLD: Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research.
    2015 Steffens, P. R., & Hechavarria, D. (2015). ACE research briefing paper 009: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: GEM Australia - 2014 National Report.
    2012 Steffens, P. R., Stuetzer, M., Davidsson, P., & James, N. (2012). ACE research briefing paper 005: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) - Australia 2011 National Report. Brisbane QLD Australia: Queensland University of Technology.
    2012 Davidsson, P., Gordon, S., & Steffens, P. (2012). Early stage start-ups : evidence from the Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence (CAUSEE): Australian Small Business : Key Statistics and Analysis [2012 ed.] (1). Commonwealth of Australia.
    2011 Steffens, P. R., Davidsson, P., Gordon, S. R., James, N., Senyard, J. M., & Stuetzer, M. (2011). ACE research briefing paper 004 : emerging and young high potential start-ups. Queensland University of Technology.
    2009 Davidsson, P., Steffens, P. R., Gordon, S. R., Garonne, C., & Senyard, J. M. (2009). Business creation processes in Australia : what start-up attempts get up and running, and why? - A preliminary assessment. Queensland University of Technology.
    2008 Davidsson, P., Steffens, P. R., Gordon, S. R., & Senyard, J. M. (2008). Characteristics of high-potential start-ups: some early observations from the CAUSEE project. Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research.
    2008 Davidsson, P., Steffens, P. R., Gordon, S. R., & Reynolds, P. (2008). ACE research briefing paper 006 : anatomy of new business activity in Australia: some early observations from the CAUSEE project. Queensland University of Technology.

A. Category 1 Research Grants: Total $1,688,000

ARC Discovery
What Facilitates or Hinders the Discovery and Exploitation of Entrepreneurial Opportunities? A Comparison of the Independent and Corporate Contexts
Henri Burgers, Per Davidsson, Paul Steffens

2010-2012

$127,000

ARC Linkage
Firm Early Development and Performance (FEDP): A Panel Study
Per Davidsson, Paul Steffens, Jason Fitzsimmons, Siri Terjesen
ARC $263k; NAB & BDO Kendalls $190k

2007-2010

$453,000

ARC Discovery
CAUSEE: Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence
Per Davidsson, Paul Steffens

2006-2009

$455,000

ARC SPIRT
Institutionalisation of purchaser-provider models in Agricultural RD&E: Gateways or Shackles?  Art Shulman, Drew Wollin, Paul Steffens.

ARC $221,000; Queensland Department of Primary Industries $432,000

1998-2000

$653,000

B. Other Research Grants: Total over $500,000

Department of Industry, Innovation & Science

Business Creation in Australia

Per Davidsson, Paul Steffens, Scott Gordon.

2015

$25,000

Department of Industry ($100k) & QUT Business School ($200k)

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015

 Paul Steffens

2010-2015

$300,000

Department of Innovation and Industry (DIISRTE)

Business Creation in Australia

Per Davidsson, Paul Steffens, Scott Gordon.

2013

$50,000

Department of Innovation and Industry (DIISRTE)

Fifth wave of CAUSEE project

Per Davidsson and Paul Steffens.

2012

$100,000

Institute Of Public Administration Australia

Capitalising on Intellect: Public Sector Management of Intellectual Property

Paul Steffens, Art Shulman, Dr Michael Waterhouse and Dr Drew Wollin.

2001

$75,000

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    2010 - ongoing Board Member Journal of Business Venturing
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