Productivity and Corporate Governance in Smaller Firms

Productivity and Corporate Governance in Smaller Firms Our starting point was to argue that the entrepreneur is central to the organisation of production in smaller firms. We also contended that it was crucial to understand how differences in corporate governance structures affect productivity. This is particularly important given that many small firms have relatively unsophisticated and non-complex governance structures. Our results show positive, and significant, effects from the founding entrepreneur, the board of directors and the management team on productivity. We also find that the majority of smaller firms face increasing returns to scale. In total, our results cast serious doubts on the relevance of "black box" theories of production which exclude a role for the entrepreneur. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Small Business Economics Springer Journals

Productivity and Corporate Governance in Smaller Firms

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Business and Management; Management; Microeconomics; Entrepreneurship; Industrial Organization
ISSN
0921-898X
eISSN
1573-0913
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1022931020438
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Abstract

Our starting point was to argue that the entrepreneur is central to the organisation of production in smaller firms. We also contended that it was crucial to understand how differences in corporate governance structures affect productivity. This is particularly important given that many small firms have relatively unsophisticated and non-complex governance structures. Our results show positive, and significant, effects from the founding entrepreneur, the board of directors and the management team on productivity. We also find that the majority of smaller firms face increasing returns to scale. In total, our results cast serious doubts on the relevance of "black box" theories of production which exclude a role for the entrepreneur.

Journal

Small Business EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 11, 2004

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