New Venture Growth: A Review and Extension

Published on Dec 1, 2006in Journal of Management9.056
· DOI :10.1177/0149206306293860
Brett Anitra Gilbert10
Estimated H-index: 10
(J. Mack Robinson College of Business),
Patricia P. McDougall33
Estimated H-index: 33
(IU: Indiana University Bloomington),
David B. Audretsch96
Estimated H-index: 96
(IU: Indiana University)
New venture growth differs from that of established firms and is an important topic for scholarly inquiry. Current literature on new venture growth has focused primarily on why new ventures grow to the exclusion of how and where that growth is occurring. This article reviews the literature on new venture growth and addresses key limitations within this stream of research. It unites the literature on why new ventures grow with that of how (through internal or external means) and where (in domestic or international markets) new ventures grow to advance an important research agenda for future new venture growth studies.
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