Abstract

This study examines the phenomenon of enterprise growth from the measurement point-of-view. The nature of enterprise growth has attracted great attention in the field of entrepreneurship and SME research. The research questions in this study have revolved around the multidimensional and dynamic nature of growth as well as the measurement of growth. The term growth means, depending of the context, very different things and it can even be defined by more than 30 different ways according to e.g. by Brush and Vanderwerf (1992). Due to the varying definitions and indicators of growth the comparison of the results of different growth research has been difficult. Moreover, it has been maintained that the selection of a certain definition of growth has an effect on the end result. Research question was to explore if the use of different growth measures will end up different number of growth enterprises and secondly, how these growth enterprises differ in their demographic features.

Erratum

The second author was inadvertently omitted from the original version of this interactive paper. This revision corrects that omission.

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