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Firm growth and the illusion of randomness

James Derbyshire and Elizabeth Garnsey

Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 2014, vol. 1-2, 8-11

Abstract: This paper shows that randomness can be an artefact of the methods used to examine firm performance. It questions the recent equating of entrepreneurship with gambling based on the assumption of random firm performance. It shows that complexity science provides a useful alternative perspective on randomness in relation to firm performance.

Keywords: Firm growth; Randomness (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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