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Do high-growth entrepreneurial firms have a specific system of governance?

  • Peter Wirtz

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    (Université de Lyon 2)

From a meta-model linking a firm’s corporate governance system to managerial discretion (Charreaux, 2008), this article presents a specific corporate governance model for the high growth entrepreneurial firm. A survey of the empirical literature on the governance of entrepreneurial firms confirms the plausibility of this theoretical framework, especially with respect to the cognitive dimension of corporate governance.

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Paper provided by Université de Bourgogne - CREGO EA7317 Centre de recherches en gestion des organisations in its series Working Papers CREGO with number 1090302.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2009
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Handle: RePEc:dij:wpfarg:1090302
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