Rebeca I. Muñoz Torres

Senior Lecturer

Rebeca I. Muñoz Torres is a Senior Lecturer in Economics. She joined the Westminster Business School in September 2008. Rebecca graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) with a first class degree in Economics and a postgraduate diploma in Mathematics Applied to Economics.

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Biography

Rebeca I. Muñoz Torres is a Senior Lecturer in Economics. She joined the Westminster Business School in September 2008. Rebecca graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) with a first class degree in Economics and a postgraduate diploma in Mathematics Applied to Economics. After working at the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Computational Sciences (INEGI) as the Head of Prices and in VALMEX as a Fellow Economics Analyst, she moved to the United Kingdom to continue her studies. She graduated from the University of Warwick with a M.Sc. in Quantitative Development Economics and from the University of Leicester with a PhD in Economics. Her recent work appears in journals such as International Review of Applied Economics, Journal of Economic Studies, The Manchester School and Applied Financial Economics.

Research Paper

Actual and intended growth in family firms and non-family owned firms: Are they different? Research Paper No 60

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.

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