IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/ids/ijesbu/v10y2010i1p108-130.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

On the evaluation of the performance of SMEs from a human and organisational capital perspective

Author

Listed:
  • Joao Leitao
  • Mario Franco

Abstract

This article makes a contribution to the eclectic framework of entrepreneurship through the evaluation of the impact of human and organisational capital, determined by the entrepreneur on the performance of Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). The use of a stepwise procedure provides the selection of significant variables that have an impact on the performance of SMEs. When only non-economic indicators are considered for measuring performance, regarding human capital, we find that the only significant variable is enthusiasm at work. In relation to organisational capital, the significant variables are an efficient organisational structure, participative management, incentives for interdisciplinary discussion and dialogue and frequent meetings of working groups. In turn, when economic indicators are considered, we find that the significant human capital determinants are an entrepreneur's intuition and propensity for innovating activities. In terms of organisational capital determinants, we reveal that the significant variables are an efficient organisational structure and the use of external indicators to improve entrepreneurial performance.

Suggested Citation

  • Joao Leitao & Mario Franco, 2010. "On the evaluation of the performance of SMEs from a human and organisational capital perspective," International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 10(1), pages 108-130.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijesbu:v:10:y:2010:i:1:p:108-130
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.inderscience.com/link.php?id=33051
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ids:ijesbu:v:10:y:2010:i:1:p:108-130. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Carmel O'Grady). General contact details of provider: http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=74 .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.