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
Date Written: December 31, 2016
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
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