In 2017, RMIT's Graduate School of Business and Law and the Asia Graduate Centre (RAGC) partnered with the Australian APEC Study Centre (AASC) to produce a report on digital entrepreneurship.
Produced for the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), the report is titled Digital Entrepreneurship across the APEC Region: Assessing the needs of the region’s digital start-ups.
Undertaken by a number of RMIT MBA students from both RMIT Australia and RMIT Vietnam, this project and report focused on a number of themes such as:
- Start-Ups - What support for entrepreneurs is most effective in the start-up phase?
- Skills and Jobs of the Future - What skills, experience and education do digital entrepreneurs need?
- Digital Entrepreneurship – What will drive or inhibit the growth of digital entrepreneurship?
- The Digital Economy – What are the characteristics of a 5G environment?
The report is comprised of an extensive literature and media review, with several rounds of stakeholder engagement across business, government, academia, trade associations, professional services firms, and change makers within APEC’s diverse start-up ecosystems.
The project culminated in four of the RMIT MBA students taking to the world stage to present their research to top Asia-Pacific industry leaders at the ABAC IV meeting, which was held in Vietnam in November.