The Determinants of Small Firm Growth: An Inter-Regional Study in the United Kingdom 1986-90

1st Edition

Richard Barkham, Graham Gudgin, Mark Hart, Eric Hanvey

Routledge
Published April 25, 1996
Reference - 180 Pages
ISBN 9780117023581 - CAT# RU264
Series: Regions and Cities

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Summary

One of the most striking trends in economic development since the 1970s has been the rising importance of the small firm. Focusing on the issues of enterprise development and the regional dimensions of small-firm growth, this book explores the literature of this area. Moving from an analysis of measures of growth to the effects of both internal and external variables - arguing that the owner-manager has a key role in the growth performance of the firm - the authors explore regional disparities in, and constraints on, growth, and make significant advances in the policy debate on understanding how faster growth can be achieved.

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