Growth businesses are different – Discuss critically this statement.
Why most observers and virtually all politicians think that creating more new businesses is a �good idea, their views are often conditioned by the idea that all new businesses grow and create employment and other forms of economic and social benefit. In reality, it is a small minority of businesses that grow significantly and create the majority of economic and other benefits.
Using library resources to explore the existing literature, discuss the above statement in a rigorous fashion. Explore where there is consensus or conflict among academic researchers. Finally, come to your own considered view (supported by appropriate evidence/readings) as to the validity or invalidity of the statement.
We are interested that you research appropriate literature in exploring this question. Thus, we would suggest that a review of academic literature would be of some value. Key findings should appear in your essay. You can still read the summaries of technical literature in order to get an idea of the findings even if the methods appear too complex for you to understand fully. High quality academic journals that you might wish to look at would include (but should not be restricted to):
Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Journal of Business Venturing
Journal of Small Business Management
International Small Business Journal
Small Business Economics.