Learning to grow: How new, small, high technology firms acquire cognitive and socio‐political legitimacy in their regions
Author: Mitra, Jay
Source: International Journal of Technology Management, Volume 46, Numbers 3-4, February 2009 , pp. 344-370(27)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:Studies on the entry and growth of new firms have tended to focus attention on the resources of the firm and the use that entrepreneurs and owner‐managers have made of them for survival and growth. This paper explores the capabilities and competencies of early stage owner‐managers in the context of both their firms and the region in which these firms are located. It is argued that the capabilities and competencies used by entrepreneurs and owner‐managers in the early years of the development of their businesses are closely tied to the resources available in the region in which they are located.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: School of Entrepreneurship and Business, University of Essex, Princes Caroline House, 1 High Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1JE, UK
Publication date: February 1, 2009