Factors that Affect Canadian Propensity of Grow and Expand Small Business

Nahum Biger, Amarjit Gill

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This paper seeks to extend the findings regarding factors that affect the propensity of small business owners to grow and expand small businesses. This study utilized survey research (a non-experimental field study design). A total of 218 Canadian small business owners were surveyed and reported their perceptions of various factors that adversely affect their propensity to grow and expand their businesses. The findings suggest that the factors are perceptions of lack of expertise, family-business role conflict, and lack of management skills. The findings may be useful for the Canadian governments and small business management advisors.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Economics and Business
StatePublished - 2010


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