Title: Venture growth – new findings from a multilevel perspective – Guest Editors' introduction to the focus issue on growth

Authors: Rainer Harms, Joanne L. Scillitoe

Addresses: NIKOS, University of Twente, Postbus 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands. ' School of Management, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New York, USA

Abstract: New venture growth is an important research topic. Past research suggests that growing young ventures play a critical role in local, regional and national economies through the creation of jobs, the generation of profits and the development of innovations. Questions regarding how ventures grow, including internal and external forces, and where is growth occurring, such as international versus domestic markets, have received much less attention, limiting our true understanding of this phenomenon. This introduction addresses these questions, outlining the themes of papers in the special issue on growth.

Keywords: new ventures; venture growth; entrepreneurship; economic development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2010.030982

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 2010 Vol.1 No.3, pp.221 - 226

Published online: 15 Jan 2010 *

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