Scholars have identified that it is important to develop SME growth theory around growth-as- a-process and how-firms-grow. Based on a literature review of growth in six top entrepreneurship journals a conceptual model was designed. By means of in depth interviews with CEOS of gazelles and non-gazelles a model for organic growth as a process was designed. Nine factors that correlate with organic growth were identified and grouped into three constructs: growth intention, giving organizational direction and staff motivation.
"DEVELOPING AN ORGANIC GROWTH MODEL FOR SMES: AN EMPIRICAL COMPARISON OF GROWTH FACTORS AT GAZELLES AND NON-GAZELLES IN THE NETHERLANDS (INTERACTIVE PAPER),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 34
, Article 22.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol34/iss5/22