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dc.contributor.authorAdomako, Samuel
dc.contributor.authorMole, K.F.
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-24T10:56:41Z
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-24T08:47:07Z
dc.date.available2019-09-24T10:56:41Z
dc.date.available2019-10-24T08:47:07Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationAdomako S and Mole KF (2018) Small business growth and performance. In: Blackburn R, De Clercq D and Heinonen J (Eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. London: SAGE.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/17327
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractResearch on business growth has blossomed, yet scholars often complain face the difficulty of distililing a clearer pitcure of the business growth phenomenon. This paper attempts to overcome this limitation by reviewing and synthesizing extant research on business growth. First, we begin by examining Penrose’s view of firm growth. Second, we highlight how business growth is measured; these are absolute or relative change and growth as a process. Third, we explore theories of business growth; integrated models-theories that explain the factors that drive business growth and (2) stage models which view business growth as a series of phases or stages of development through which a firm must pass in its life-cycle. Fourth, we examine modes of business growth; these are organic vs. acquisition growth, growth through networks and alliances and growth through internationalization. Fifth, we examine drivers and constraints to business growth. We conclude the review by pointing out areas of harmony and contention in the literature, from which we suggest opportunities for future research.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSage
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473984080en_US
dc.rightsThe final, definitive version of this chapter has been published in The SAGE Handbook of Small Business and Entrepreneurship by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © 2018 SAGE Publications Ltd.en_US
dc.subjectEntrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subjectDeterminantsen_US
dc.subjectConstraintsen_US
dc.subjectGrowthen_US
dc.subjectPerformanceen_US
dc.titleSmall business growth and performanceen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2017
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.date.updated2019-09-24T09:56:47Z
refterms.dateFOA2019-10-24T08:47:39Z


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