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Business growth has become a major theme in the rapidly expanding field of entrepreneurship research. Entrepreneurship … growth. If entrepreneurship is (sometimes) growth it follows that growth must (sometimes) be a reflection of … entrepreneurship. We argue that early growth and organic growth are more likely than later growth and acquisition growth to satisfy …
studying performance changes on a two dimensional "growth– profitability performance space". It is well established that both … growth and profitability are important dimensions of SME performance. The majority of earlier studies tend to focus on the … evolution of firm growth or profitability separately. Alternatively, they explore the impact of growth on profitability and vice …
The purpose of this study is to identify key institutional determinants of firm emergence and growth. We do this using … likely to have contributed to an environment that discourages entrepreneurial activity and firm growth. Aspects dealt with … include: missing arenas for entrepreneurship in the care sectors and for household-related services, taxation of …
increasing GNP, rapid employment growth in the private service sector, and very low levels of unemployment in most regions. While …
This paper reports on a comprehensive study of the role of SMEs for job creation and regional economic well-being in Sweden during the 1990-93 recession period as well as the years immediately preceding and following that period. It is found that SMEs were over-represented as job creators across...
growth trajectories that newly founded firms can take. While it turned out difficult to predict start size, the suggested … model could satisfactorily predict expected early growth. The results indicate that those nascent entrepreneurs expecting … high growth also expected larger start-size. Their goal was to make the future business their main income source. This was …
This study investigates the role of high growth firms for the creation of new employment in Sweden during the 1987 … that organic growth can be separated from growth through acquisitions. The results do not support the notion that a small … elite of high growth firms accounts for a majority share of employment creation. They rather strengthen the belief that …
This study investigated the longitudinal behaviour of growth rates and profitability for a large sample of Australian … firms. Similar to previous studies, growth rates were found to be much more volatile than profitability measures. Using a … regression equation with lagged profit and growth variables, we found no evidence of a consistent relationship between growth and …
manufacturing, construction and mining and a growth in social, personal, financial and commercial services, as well as a … to large firms in any general sense because most small firms are not innovative, do not contribute to employment growth …
such as age, size, location, legal form, and industry are related to business growth rates. Much of this research has … domestic versus foreign ownership. We seek to confirm that small independent firms demonstrate the greatest growth rates in … analysis with growth as the dependent variable shows that business age (younger grow more), beginning size (smaller grow more …