Young Entrepreneurs and the Digital Space: Case Studies from the UAE

International Journal of Business and Management Studies 05(02):293–300 (2016)

8 Pages Posted: 5 Jan 2017 Last revised: 10 Jan 2017

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Constance Van Horne

Zayed University

VIncent Dutot

PSB Paris School of Business

Yi Zhang

Zayed University

Date Written: December 31, 2016

Abstract

Entrepreneurship in an important part of economic landscape and digital changed the way creation can be done. This exploratory study wishes to fill the gap in the literature about entrepreneurship and digital and presents a conceptual model of digital entrepreneurship intention. Based on 5 semi-structured interviews of Emirati digital entrepreneurs, results show that the digital landscape is used extensively by these entrepreneurs in many of their business processes, however none were devoted to full time entrepreneurship or operated with a business license which impedes expansion and sustainability.

Keywords: Digital entrepreneurship, United Arab Emirates, Young entrepreneurs, Social media

Suggested Citation

Van Horne, Constance and Dutot, VIncent and Zhang, Yi, Young Entrepreneurs and the Digital Space: Case Studies from the UAE (December 31, 2016). International Journal of Business and Management Studies 05(02):293–300 (2016), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2892236

Constance Van Horne (Contact Author)

Zayed University ( email )

P.O. Box 4783
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

VIncent Dutot

PSB Paris School of Business ( email )

59 rue Nationale
Paris, 75013
France

Yi Zhang

Zayed University ( email )

P.O. Box 4783
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

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