Entrepreneurial strategies in large firms have been analysed in terms of antecedent conditions, elements and outcomes (Ireland, Covin Kuratko, 2009), but to date less attention has been given to the strategies used by small and medium enterprises to remain competitive. The purpose of this paper is to increase our knowledge and understanding of the types of strategies and activities that existing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are using to generate new economic activity to ensure the success of their business. This paper explores findings from a qualitative study of SMEs and identifies entrepreneurial management (Stevenson Jarillo 1995) in different forms in different sized firms. Findings indicate that small and medium sized enterprises seeking to remain competitive, engage in proactive entrepreneurial strategies that develop and exploit capabilities.
|Title of host publication||Australia Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) Conference 2013|
|Subtitle of host publication||Conference proceedings|
|Publisher||Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||2013 Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange - Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia|
Duration: 6 Feb 2013 → 8 Feb 2013
|Conference||2013 Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange|
|Abbreviated title||ACERE 2013|
|Period||6/02/13 → 8/02/13|
- Entrepreneurial Strategy
Matthews, J. H., Zolin, R., & Sawang, S. (2013). Emergent and deliberate entrepreneurial strategies in SMEs. In P. Davidsson (Ed.), Australia Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) Conference 2013: Conference proceedings Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship.