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Generic strategies and firm performance in SMEs: a longitudinal study of Austrian SMEs


  • Karl-Heinz Leitner


  • Stefan Güldenberg


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  • Karl-Heinz Leitner & Stefan Güldenberg, 2010. "Generic strategies and firm performance in SMEs: a longitudinal study of Austrian SMEs," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 35(2), pages 169-189, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:sbusec:v:35:y:2010:i:2:p:169-189
    DOI: 10.1007/s11187-009-9239-x

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    Small and medium-sized enterprises; Firm performance; Generic strategies; Combination strategy; Longitudinal study; Strategy persistence; C12; L21; L25; L26; M10;

    JEL classification:

    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • L21 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Business Objectives of the Firm
    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General


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