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Family Firm Research: The Need for a Methodological Rethink
The scale of family company activity in the United Kingdom was measured with regard to several family firm definitions. This study confirms that family companies are a numerically important group ofExpand
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Access to finance for innovative SMEs since the financial crisis
In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, there has been increased focus on access to finance for small firms. Research from before the crisis suggested that it was harder for innovative firms toExpand
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The role of loan guarantee schemes in alleviating credit rationing in the UK
It is a widely held perception, although empirically contentious, that credit rationing is an important phenomenon in the UK small business sector. In response to this perception the UK governmentExpand
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Small business financing in the UK before and during the current financial crisis
This article uses empirical evidence from the UK to consider how demand for external finance changed as the economy entered recession and whether external finance became more difficult forExpand
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Performance contrasts between family and non‐family unquoted companies in the UK
Explores whether there are any significant performance and ambitions differences between independent family and non‐family unquoted companies in the UK. To detect “real” performance and ambitionsExpand
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From Funding Gaps to Thin Markets: UK Government Support for Early-Stage Venture Capital
Hybrid venture capital funds have a small positive impact on firm performance. This paper explores the implications of this finding for public policy in the United Kingdom.
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The Growth – Profit Nexus
In this paper we investigate the relative importance of firm and market effects on the profitability of a sample of independent, unquoted U.K. firms over the period 1991–1993. Specifically, weExpand
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Is the Small Firms Loan Guarantee Scheme Hazardous for Banks or Helpful to Small Business?
Loan guarantee schemes are an integral part of SME policy in both developed and developing countries. Yet little has been done to evaluate such programmes, particularly in terms of their ability toExpand
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What really happens to small and medium-sized enterprises in a global economic recession? UK evidence on sales and job dynamics
This article uses UK data to consider how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)1 coped during the recent financial crisis. This is important, as SMEs are major contributors to job creation, butExpand
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Employment change in independent owner-managed high-technology firms in Great Britain
There is a growing volume of literature that points to the potential for small technology-based firms to achieve substantial employment growth. As a direct consequence of such work this sector of anyExpand
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