Saarela, M., Hänninen, K., Muhos, M., Jokela, H. (2018) Growth management priorities of service-based micro-enterprises in a sparsely populated area. International Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning, 7(1), 55-76.
Growth management priorities of service-based micro-enterprises in a sparsely populated area
|Author:||Saarela, Martti1; Hänninen, Kai1; Muhos, Matti1;|
1University of Oulu
|Online Access:||PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.5 MB)|
|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2018120749964
|Publish Date:|| 2018-12-07
Micro-enterprises, which refer to a subset of small and medium enterprises, represent over 95% of European enterprises. Nevertheless, little is known about micro-enterprises. Location is one of the key factors concerning the development of business, and several studies have indicated the differences between urban and sparsely populated areas. However, there is a lack of literature concerning the growth management priorities of micro-enterprises, especially of micro-enterprises in sparsely populated areas. To address this gap in the literature, this multiple-case study aims to answer the following research question: What are the critical managerial incidents that occur during the growth of service-based micro-enterprises in a sparsely populated area? The results of the case study showed that the highest priority of the owners-managers of the service-based micro-enterprises was related to human resources.
International journal of management, knowledge and learning
|Pages:||55 - 76|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
512 Business and management
520 Other social sciences
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