In search of the next growth episode: How firms catalyse and sustain periods of high growth

Abstract

This is an introductory article to the special issue In Search of the Next Growth Episode: How Firms Catalyse and Sustain Periods of High Growth. The article reviews alternative streams of research on firm growth, including ‘random growth’, ‘responsive growth’ and ‘resourceful growth’. The themes of, and contributions to, the Special Issue are presented. Finally, we identify a number of directions for future research, including the importance of unpacking the drivers and causes of high growth episodes (HGEs), amplifying the role of the leader in research on firm growth, while questioning the desired outcomes and consequences of growth. We assert that there is still much to learn about firm growth. Our hope is that this special issue inspires new approaches and an enlarged understanding in this domain.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/02662426221108631
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
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College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC)
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2022. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Articles,high growth,SMEs,scaling,growth episodes,theory building
Publication ISSN: 1741-2870
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2022-09
Published Online Date: 2022-09-17
Authors: Raby, Simon
Hart, Mark (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0402-4128)
Harney, Brian
Raby, Simon
Hart, Mark (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0402-4128)
Harney, Brian

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