Firm growth and the illusion of randomness

Derbyshire, James ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1505-412X and Garnsey, Elizabeth (2014) Firm growth and the illusion of randomness. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 1-2 . pp. 8-11. ISSN 2352-6734 (doi:10.1016/j.jbvi.2014.09.003)

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Abstract

This paper shows that randomness can be an artefact of the methods used to examine firm performance. It questions the recent equating of entrepreneurship with gambling based on the assumption of random firm performance. It shows that complexity science provides a useful alternative perspective on randomness in relation to firm performance.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Available online 16 October 2014
Keywords (uncontrolled): Firm growth, randomness
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR)
Item ID: 15809
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Depositing User: Pamela Macaulay
Date Deposited: 07 May 2015 14:36
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 05:27
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/15809

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