Profitability determinants of fitness SMEs: Empirical evidence from Portugal using panel data
Based on a sample of 182 small and medium-sized Portuguese fitness firms, using panel data models, this paper studies the determinants of profitability in Portuguese fitness SMEs. The empirical evidence indicates that: i) size, age, liquidity, long-term debt and government subsidies are determinants stimulating profitability in Portuguese fitness SMEs; ii) risk is a restrictive determinant of profitability in Portuguese fitness SMEs; and iii) growth opportunities, in the form of intangible assets, are neither a stimulating nor restrictive determinant of profitability in Portuguese fitness SMEs. The empirical evidence allows us to make important suggestions for political decision-makers and the owners/managers of small and medium-sized Portuguese fitness firms.
Volume (Year): 15 (2013)
Issue (Month): 34 (June)
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