Small business success factors in regional Queensland

Ness, Karen (2004) Small business success factors in regional Queensland. Small Enterprise Research, 12 (2). pp. 1-22.

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Abstract

This study provides the results of research into small business success factors in Townsville and Thuringowa (Townsville/Thuringowa), Queensland Australia. The purpose of this study was to test for relationships between specific variables as identified in prior literature, and the successful performance of small business in Townsville/ Thuringowa. Consistent with previous studies, this study indicated that the successful performance of a small business is positively related to a number of factors including (a) business size (number of employees),(b) the use of sophisticated accounting systems, and (c) a positive perception by the owner/manager of the economic environment. One finding was against the hypothesised direction, that is, a negative relationship was found between the successful performance of a small business and the age of the owner/manager. It is of note that previous testing for relationships between these two variables has provided equivocal results.

Item ID: 7128
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: small business; Townsville/Thuringowa
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ISSN: 1321-5906
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2010 22:19
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150314 Small Business Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9099 Other Commercial Services and Tourism > 909999 Commercial Services and Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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