Entrepreneurial Versus Conservative Firms: A Comparison of Strategies and Performance

Entrepreneurial Versus Conservative Firms: A Comparison of Strategies and Performance ABSTRACT This article describes a study of the business strategies and performance levels of firms with entrepreneurial and conservative strategic postures. Data were collected from the senior executives of 111 small manufacturing firms. Results indicate that entrepreneurial firms differ from conservative firms in terms of their growth rates as well as several financial, operating, and marketing‐related variables. the data suggest that the patterns of strategic behaviour associated with high performance are different for entrepreneurial and conservative firms. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Management Studies Wiley

Entrepreneurial Versus Conservative Firms: A Comparison of Strategies and Performance

Journal of Management Studies, Volume 28 (5) – Sep 1, 1991

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Wiley
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Copyright © 1991 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0022-2380
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1467-6486
DOI
10.1111/j.1467-6486.1991.tb00763.x
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Abstract

ABSTRACT This article describes a study of the business strategies and performance levels of firms with entrepreneurial and conservative strategic postures. Data were collected from the senior executives of 111 small manufacturing firms. Results indicate that entrepreneurial firms differ from conservative firms in terms of their growth rates as well as several financial, operating, and marketing‐related variables. the data suggest that the patterns of strategic behaviour associated with high performance are different for entrepreneurial and conservative firms.

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Journal of Management StudiesWiley

Published: Sep 1, 1991

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