A closer look at business planning : early stage outcome effects of how it is prepared and used

Davidsson, Per & Honig, Benson (2010) A closer look at business planning : early stage outcome effects of how it is prepared and used. In Frontiers of Entrepreneurship : Proceedings of 2010 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, BCERC, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne.

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The widespread use of business planning in combination with the mixed theoretical and empirical support for its effect suggest research is needed that takes a deeper into the quality of plans and how they are used. In this study we longitudinally examine use vs. non-use; degree of formalizations; revision of plans, and moderation of planning effects by product novelty,among nascent firms. We relate these to attainment of profitability after 12 months. We find that business planning is negatively related to profitability, but that revising plans is positively related to profitability. Both these effects are stronger under conditions of high product novelty.

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ID Code: 38828
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Business Planning: effects of how it is prepared and used, Early Stage Outcome , Entrepreneurship
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Authors
Deposited On: 24 Nov 2010 22:03
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 14:44

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