Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership (YEL) Model of Oaktree (Australia)

Iftekhar Ul Karim


Purpose: This conceptual and ethnographic study namely “Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership (YEL) Model of Oaktree (Australia)” explores and analyzes the unique entrepreneurial and leadership aspects of Oaktree in order to review and revamp the unique Australian model for global knowledge transfer and worldwide implications.

Background: In the backdrop of the role of Oaktree in poverty alleviation and establishing social sector sustainability, this research contributes to understand the discourse of youth-led and youth-run social innovations in the context of youth management and nonprofit sector of Australia, with relevance for scalability across the globe.

Approach: With an ethnographic case study based research design, the type of data and analysis of this study is substantially primary, inductive and qualitative from a theoretical and conceptual standpoint to finally come up with concrete categorical conclusions for further research.

Findings: The study sequentially narrates the vital elements of the youth entrepreneurship and leadership features catering to the development of the Oaktree’s YEL Model, which is embedded but yet not researched and explored. Finally, in the framework of the YEL Model, the study discusses the core strategic and policy recommendations for such youth-led and youth-run organizational stakeholders.

Value: In this youth management and entrepreneurial leadership context, the understanding of the construction and composition of underlying internalities and externalities become instrumental. With the emerging trends of youth entrepreneurship and leadership globally, therefore understanding the different set-ups of YEL Model also becomes significant for the global youth sustainability and youth innovations.

Funding note: As part of the author’s Australian Govt. Endeavour Executive Fellowship (2016) with Oaktree Headquarters in Melbourne commissioned by Australian Department of Education and Training, this research project was conducted to review and revamp the unique Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership Model of Oaktree in Australia, and furthermore to draw global educative implications.

Keywords: Youth Entrepreneurship, Youth Leadership, Social Innovation, Stakeholder Collaboration, Youth Sustainability, Policy Advocacy

Full Text: PDF
Download the IISTE publication guideline!

To list your conference here. Please contact the administrator of this platform.

Paper submission email:

ISSN (Paper)2222-1905 ISSN (Online)2222-2839

Please add our address "" into your email contact list.

This journal follows ISO 9001 management standard and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Copyright ©