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Factors That Affect Canadian Propensity To Grow And Expand Small Business

Author(s): Amarjit Gill

Journal: Business and Economics Journal
ISSN 2151-6219

Volume: 2010;
Start page: BEJ-17;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Lack of expertise | family-business role conflict | lack of management skills | small business growth intensity | entrepreneurship

This paper seeks to extend the findings regarding factors that affect the propensity of small business owners to grow and expand small businesses.This study utilized survey research (a non-experimental field study design). A total of 218 Canadian small business owners were surveyed andreported their perceptions of various factors that adversely affect their propensity to grow and expand their businesses. The findings suggest thatthe factors are perceptions of lack of expertise, family-business role conflict, and lack of management skills. The findings may be useful for theCanadian governments and small business management advisors.
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