New Venture Growth: A Review and Extension

Published on Dec 1, 2006in Journal of Management9.06
· DOI :10.1177/0149206306293860
Brett Anitra Gilbert9
Estimated H-index: 9
(J. Mack Robinson College of Business),
Patricia P. McDougall33
Estimated H-index: 33
(IU: Indiana University Bloomington),
David B. Audretsch93
Estimated H-index: 93
(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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Estimated H-index: 6
(AU: Aarhus University),
John P. Ulhøi17
Estimated H-index: 17
(AU: Aarhus University)
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Estimated H-index: 16
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Estimated H-index: 13
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Lowell W. Busenitz33
Estimated H-index: 33
(OU: University of Oklahoma)
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Estimated H-index: 18
(RPI: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute),
Craig L. Pearce29
Estimated H-index: 29
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Estimated H-index: 22
(TCU: Texas Christian University)
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Estimated H-index: 23
(Purdue University),
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Estimated H-index: 32
(Purdue University),
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Estimated H-index: 1
(Purdue University)
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Estimated H-index: 70
(GMU: George Mason University),
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Estimated H-index: 11
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Allen C. Amason18
Estimated H-index: 18
(UGA: University of Georgia),
Rodney C. Shrader10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago),
George H. Tompson1
Estimated H-index: 1
(College of Business Administration)
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Estimated H-index: 61
(MSU: Mississippi State University),
Ed McMullan4
Estimated H-index: 4
(U of C: University of Calgary),
Jeremy Hall24
Estimated H-index: 24
(U of C: University of Calgary)
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Estimated H-index: 7
(College of Business Administration),
Foard F. Jones4
Estimated H-index: 4
(College of Business Administration),
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Estimated H-index: 21
(College of Business Administration)
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Estimated H-index: 16
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Estimated H-index: 34
(Cornell University),
Jeffrey S. Harrison27
Estimated H-index: 27
(UR: University of Richmond)
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Estimated H-index: 45
(UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison)
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Estimated H-index: 5
(BU: Boston University)
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Estimated H-index: 4
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Estimated H-index: 7
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Estimated H-index: 11
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Estimated H-index: 4
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 3
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Estimated H-index: 2
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Estimated H-index: 12
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Estimated H-index: 35
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Estimated H-index: 9
(SHU: Shanghai University),
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 9
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Estimated H-index: 64
(UM: University of Miami)
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Estimated H-index: 2
(UH: University of Houston)
Rubina Romanello2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Udine),
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Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Udine)
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