Emergent and deliberate entrepreneurial strategies in SMEs

Matthews, Judy H., Zolin, Roxanne, & Sawang, Sukanlaya (2013) Emergent and deliberate entrepreneurial strategies in SMEs. In Davidsson, Per (Ed.) Conference Proceedings : Australia Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange Conference 2013, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship, Brisbane, Qld.

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Entrepreneurial strategies in large firms have been analysed in terms of antecedent conditions, elements and outcomes (Ireland, Covin & Kuratko, 2009), but to date less attention has been given to the strategies used by small and medium enterprises to remain competitive. The purpose of this paper is to increase our knowledge and understanding of the types of strategies and activities that existing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are using to generate new economic activity to ensure the success of their business. This paper explores findings from a qualitative study of SMEs and identifies entrepreneurial management (Stevenson & Jarillo 1995) in different forms in different sized firms. Findings indicate that small and medium sized enterprises seeking to remain competitive, engage in proactive entrepreneurial strategies that develop and exploit capabilities.

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ID Code: 59470
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Entrepreneurial Strategy, Qualitative, SMEs, Performance
ISBN: 9781921897559
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 2013 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2013 00:09
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 13:14

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