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How young firms achieve growth: reconciling the roles of growth motivation and innovative activities
Syracuse University, NY 13244 USA.
Lund University, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Ratio Institute, Sweden.
2017 (English)In: Small Business Economics, ISSN 0921-898X, E-ISSN 1573-0913, Vol. 49, no 2, p. 273-293Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Growth orientation is important for understanding why some young firms grow but not others, but research remains silent on the intermediary mechanisms mediating the growth orientation-firm growth relationship. We study 282 Swedish firms and show that various innovative activities mediate the growth orientation-firm growth relationship. These mediating innovative activities include informal activities and the launch of new products, but not formal Ramp;D. Our findings offer a more complete explanation for how growth orientation translates into realized growth, serving to reconcile empirical inconsistencies about the relationship between innovation and young firm growth.

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SPRINGER , 2017. Vol. 49, no 2, p. 273-293
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Growth; Growth orientation; Innovation; Young firms; R&D
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-139529DOI: 10.1007/s11187-017-9847-9ISI: 000405730400002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-139529DiVA: diva2:1130175
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Funding Agencies|Swedish Research Council; Torsten foundation; Ragnar Soderberg foundation; Whitman School of Managements summer research support program; Media Management Transformation Center at Jonkoping International Business School

Available from: 2017-08-08 Created: 2017-08-08 Last updated: 2017-08-08

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