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Financial constraints on the growth of high technology small firms in the United Kingdom

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  • Paul Westhead
  • David Storey
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    Irrespective of the chosen measure of technological sophistication for a sample of independent high technology firms, the most technologically sophisticated appeared much more likely to report that a continual financial constraint had impeded firm growth, compared with the less technologically sophisticated.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Financial Economics.

    Volume (Year): 7 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 197-201

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    17. Mark Freel, 2007. "Are Small Innovators Credit Rationed?," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 28(1), pages 23-35, January.
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