Explanatory Factors for Small Firms’ Sustainable Growth: Developing an Assessment Model for Established SMEs
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of ICSB Conference 2011: "Back to the Future: Changes in Persepectives of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation",, 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
This paper investigates factors that can explain sustainable growth in establishedsmall and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Deducted from previous research,tentative explanatory factors serve as a base for constructing a model for assessmentof an SME’s growth potential. Applying the assessment model on 154 companies didnot result in a clear pattern of factors that are most important for long-term profitablebusiness development and growth, but showed important overall differences betweenfinancially strong companies and weaker ones. These results can be a base for furtherrefinement of factors that should be taken into account for sustainable growth inSMEs.
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Research subject Product Innovation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-40482Local ID: fa281260-187e-4103-b89f-c1f7e362ab57ISBN: 0-9819028-3-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-40482DiVA: diva2:1014004
ICSB World Conference : 15/06/2011 - 18/06/2011
Upprättat; 2011; 20150702 (inah)2016-10-032016-10-03Bibliographically approved