Finance pathways for young innovative small- and medium-size enterprises:A demand-side examination of finance gaps and policy implications for the post-global financial crisis finance escalator

Owen, R. and Deakins, D. and Savic, M. (2019) Finance pathways for young innovative small- and medium-size enterprises:A demand-side examination of finance gaps and policy implications for the post-global financial crisis finance escalator. Strategic Change, 28 (1). pp. 19-36. ISSN 1099-1697

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Abstract

The paper addresses the persistent finance gaps facing young, innovative SMEs, by examining the financing pathways of 40 UK businesses in a post global financial crisis (GFC) environment. Using a unique combination of finance escalator and resource-based view theories four propositions are tested by examining: (i) early and growth stage development; (ii) innovation R&D investment horizons; (iii) the management resource base; (iv) finance gaps and their implications. The paper finds that successful financing strategies are emerging, using a mix of bootstrapping, collaboration and new emerging post-GFC finance escalator funding, which is heavily reliant on government interventions. It also pinpoints remaining finance gaps and the need for more cohesive financing and support policy to address these.

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Journal Article
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Strategic Change
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03 Mar 2020 09:10
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