The paper aims to give a contribution to explaining the performance of SMEs through an interpretation based on an entrepreneurial perspective. To this purpose, a qualitative interpretation of the results of an empirical exploration that analyzes some subjective characteristics of a homogeneous sample of entrepreneurs is provided. Specifically, three different profiles of entrepreneurs were identified. Analyzing the characters of each profile and comparing them with the typical features of the firms considered, it emerges that the system of policy measures to promote a more effective entrepreneurship could be improved by offering new differentiated entrepreneurship policies according to the different profiles.

An Interpretive Approach to Explain SMEs Performance through an Entrepreneurial Perspective

Thomas Antonio
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Passaro Renato
2010

Abstract

The paper aims to give a contribution to explaining the performance of SMEs through an interpretation based on an entrepreneurial perspective. To this purpose, a qualitative interpretation of the results of an empirical exploration that analyzes some subjective characteristics of a homogeneous sample of entrepreneurs is provided. Specifically, three different profiles of entrepreneurs were identified. Analyzing the characters of each profile and comparing them with the typical features of the firms considered, it emerges that the system of policy measures to promote a more effective entrepreneurship could be improved by offering new differentiated entrepreneurship policies according to the different profiles.
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