Business Growth Ambitions Amongst SME Leaders - Changes Over Time and Links to Growth (Final Report)

Trends Business Research (TBR), Jonathan Levie, Ron Botham

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This study is a follow up to a report published in 2012 which examined the level and determinants of growth ambition amongst leaders of UK Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The purposeof this research is to resurvey the respondents to the 2012 study in order to generate new data which, in combination with secondary data on business performance, will provide answers to the following key research questions:
How does ambition change over time and what influences this?
What is the relationship between ambition and business growth?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Commissioning bodyDepartment for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy
Number of pages150
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameBEIS Research Paper Series
PublisherDepartment for Business, Energy ad Indstrial Strategy


  • Small and Medium Enterprises
  • SMEs
  • entrepreneurship
  • business growth
  • business ambition

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