George Saridakis is Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship at Kingston University Business School and Honorary Professor at the University of the West Indies and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is also Editor of the International Small Business Journal Special Issue on “Enterprise Activity, Performance and Policy during Times of Crisis” and co-editor of the book on “How Can HR Drive Growth?”.
His research focuses on the econometric analysis of cross-sectional, time-series and panel data related to entrepreneurship, small businesses and illicit behaviour. His recent work appears in journals such as Journal of Business Venturing, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management, British Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Statistics and Review of Law & Economics.
Actual and intended growth in family firms and non-family owned firms: Are they different? Research Paper No 60
Published: 13 July 2017
This article uses the first wave of Longitudinal Small Business Survey (SBS, 2015), and investigates the role of owner-management structure in affecting the growth behaviours of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK. Specifically, the study compares the growth propensities among family firms managed by the family member(s) only, family firms managed by externally sourced manager(s), and non-family-owned small firms. Based on the change-in-amount perspective (Penrose, 1951), growth is measured using three different indicators, including growth in employment size, growth in turnover, and growth in sales.