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The aim of this paper is to provide a better understanding of the evolution of small firm performance. We do so by studying performance changes on a two dimensional "growth– profitability performance space". It is well established that both growth and profitability are important dimensions of...
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...
engage in individual entrepreneurship or corporate entrepreneurship having different attitudinal antecedents, with one of the …
of entrepreneurship, such as independence, firm ownership and risk. Thus the motive for pursuing self employment (or any …
Despite the increasing recognition of the importance of word of mouth as an integral component of a firms’ marketing efforts, there has been little emphasis on developing suitable guidelines for entrepreneurs who wish to leverage scarce resources by pursuing more innovative marketing...
-choice modeling. The attributes in the model are based on the economic factors as previously identified in the entrepreneurship …
include: missing arenas for entrepreneurship in the care sectors and for household-related services, taxation of …
The purpose of this book chapter is to present empirical findings and interpretations concerning the role of small and new firms for job creation and economic well-being from a regional perspective. More specifically, we will deal with the following questions: • Are small firms...
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...
Understanding the sources of business growth is central to both the fields of entrepreneurship and strategy. This is a …