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A resource-based taxonomy of manufacturing MSMEs
Örebro universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Örebro universitet. (PRIME Research)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5408-413X
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, ISSN 1355-2554, Vol. 18, no 1, 98-122 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop a contemporary resource-based taxonomy of manufacturing micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and to relate the findings to other small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) taxonomies and to resource-based theory.

Design/methodology/approach – Cluster analysis of 186 Swedish manufacturing MSMEs. The cluster analysis is based on resources and capabilities. The cluster variables were identified through case studies and a literature review of contemporary studies in resource-based theory.

Findings – The cluster analysis resulted in identification of six different clusters: Ikeas, conservatives, technocrats, marketeers, craftsmen, and nomads. The results are related to other SME taxonomies and the usefulness of going beyond the one-dimensional scale of entrepreneurs and non-entrepreneurs is discussed.

Originality/value – Classifications of firms, for example the Miles and Snow typology, have been used successfully in numerous studies. Also, the resource-based view of the firm has had a great impact on business research and there has been increasing interest in MSMEs. However, there are very few contemporary resource-based taxonomies of MSMEs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2012. Vol. 18, no 1, 98-122 p.
Keyword [en]
Resource-based theory, Small to medium sized enterprises, Cluster analysis, Taxonomy, MSMEs
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Business Administration
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Humanities and Social sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-9067DOI: 10.1108/13552551211201394Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84855723390OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-9067DiVA: diva2:716539
Available from: 2010-11-01 Created: 2014-05-10 Last updated: 2014-12-22Bibliographically approved

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