Long-run drivers of growth for UK high technology firms

Siepel, Josh, Cowling, Marc and Coad, Alex (2015) Long-run drivers of growth for UK high technology firms. In: Corbett, Andrew, Katz, Jerome and McKelvie, Alexander (eds.) Entrepreneurial Growth: Individual, Firm and Region. Advances in entrepreneurship, firm emergence and growth, 17 . Emerald, London, pp. 95-126. ISBN 9781785600470

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Despite the importance of high technology firms to the global economy, relatively little is known about factors contributing to these firms’ long-run growth. We examine these factors using a unique longitudinal dataset combining two waves of detailed surveys of 345 UK high tech firms with performance data from UK official datasets. Overall we conclude that the early strategic decisions made by firms have long-run impacts on their subsequent growth, and we suggest that policy measures targeted at shortfalls faced by these firms may have positive long-term consequences.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Technology-based firms, growth, high-growth firms
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD0028 Management. Industrial Management > HD0069 Other, including business consultants, capacity, size of industries, etc.
Depositing User: Josh Siepel
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 13:27
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2016 13:27
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/60413

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