• Executive Summary
  • 1 Introduction
  • 1.1 Context of the research
  • 1.2 Policy context
  • 2 Literature review
  • 2.1 Overview
  • 2.2 Establishing a growth framework
  • 2.3 Identifying the myths
  • 2.4 The perception of risk
  • 2.5 Management capacity
  • 2.6 The effect of financial performance
  • 2.7 The impacts of regulation
  • 2.8 Human resource policies
  • 2.9 Does advice make a difference?
  • 3 The current research
  • 3.1 Aims of the study
  • 3.2 Methodology
  • 3.3 The sample
  • 3.4 The scope of the research
  • 4 Understanding growth
  • 4.1 Baseline position – the ambition for growth
  • 4.2 How is growth understood?
  • 4.3 Business objectives at different stages/sizes/ ownerships
  • 4.4 Myths associated with the understanding of growth
  • 5 Enabling growth internally
  • 6 External factors
  • 7 Policy implications
  • Bibliography