Entrepreneurial Growth in Finnish SMEs - a qualitative exploration into the business practitioner's perception

Abstract : This paper investigates the various ways in which Finnish entrepreneurs perceive company growth. The data include an MBA alumni survey, a Linked In sub-group and semi-structured interviews with entrepreneurs. The method is a mix of quantitative and qualitative thematic content analysis, providing an understanding of growth embedded in entrepreneurs' own experience. This was found to be holistically framed, with a discourse far removed from the abstractions of economics and commerce as conventionally conceived. Rather the entrepreneurs had a strong sense of collective responsibility to their group and issues of personal development figured highly. The early results underline a model of entrepreneurship as culturally embedded.
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2nd annual ICSB Global Entrepreneurship, Oct 2011, Washington, United States
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Rita Klapper. Entrepreneurial Growth in Finnish SMEs - a qualitative exploration into the business practitioner's perception. 2nd annual ICSB Global Entrepreneurship, Oct 2011, Washington, United States. 〈hal-00753759〉

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