The Notion of Growth: a research agenda for SMEs and Entrepreneurs

Jonathan Deacon, Nihar Amoncar

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    Abstract

    Academics within the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) sector have been working towards identifying the factors that are impediments to the growth and development of SMEs around the world. This article attempts to understand the ‘notion of growth’ as experienced by SMEs in Wales and East India (particularly West Bengal), by exploring the narratives of entrepreneurs within those regions . Our research is primarily qualitative in nature and is based on a semi-structured interview approach in Wales, and on narrative inquiry in India. We believe that such a methodology is critical in understanding the notion of growth, and our method involved interviewing established entrepreneurs in order to ascertain their multiple perspectives on growth. We assert the importance in Government policy formulation of understanding and using the language of growth as defined by the ‘context’ of the entrepreneurs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages12-21
    Number of pages10
    Volume23
    Specialist publicatione-organisations and people
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2016

    Keywords

    • SME
    • Growth
    • entrepreneurship
    • Small Business Management
    • language
    • metrics

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