The interaction between growth intentions, access to resources and growth in new technology-based firms
Author: Saemundsson, Rögnvaldur J.
Source: The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Volume 4, Number 2, 1 May 2003 , pp. 85-95(11)
Publisher: IP Publishing Ltd
Abstract:This paper explores the interaction between growth intentions, access to resources and growth in new technology-based firms. Based on a combination of a cross-sectional survey study and case studies of individual firms, the paper shows that the growth orientation of new technology-based firms may be mediated, or determined jointly by the firms' need for external resources. New technology-based firms that have low growth orientation at start-up may attain actual growth through the influences of new owners who allow access to critical resources. These results have important implications for understanding the growth process in new technology-based firms.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2003-05-01
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