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New small firm survival in England
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-07, 19:08 authored by George Saridakis, Kevin Mole, David Storey
This paper investigates the determinants of the survival, between 2001 and 2004, of 622 small firms in England. Seventy one percent of these firms were less than 5 years old in 2001. Prior work by industrial economists has primarily focussed upon factors such as profitability and exit barriers. In contrast, this paper adopts a more managerial approach by examining whether the human capital of the business owner and organisational variables explain survival and non-survival. Our results suggest the founder's education and bank finance promote firm survival. Firms which compete on price, or report being financially constrained at start-up, are much less likely to survive.
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