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Strategic Decision-Making in Small Firms: Towards a Typology of Entrepreneurial Decision-Makers

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  • Jeroen de Jong
  • Petra Gibcus
  • Patrick Vermeulen
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    Most changes in firms take place after a decision has been made. Obviously small firms are no exception to this, but how this decision-making process looks like is still an uncharted area of research. There are many studies that focus on the decision-making process of large firms, but only a few pay attention to small firms. The underlying quantitative study investigated the decision-making process in SMEs. Drawing upon a database of 646 firms across eight industries, this paper develops a typology of decision-makers in small firms.

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    Paper provided by EIM Business and Policy Research in its series Scales Research Reports with number N200416.

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    Length: 22 pages
    Date of creation: 10 Nov 2004
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    Handle: RePEc:eim:papers:n200416

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