Strategy-making process and firm performance in small firms
Verreynne, M. L.
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This paper argues that individual small firms, just like large firms, place differing emphasis on strategy-making and may employ different modes of strategy-making. It offers a typology of the different modes of strategy-making that seem most likely to exist in small firms, and hypothesises how this typology relates to performance. It then describes the results of an empirical study of the strategy-making processes of small firms. The structural equation analysis of the data from 477 small firms with less than 100 employees indicates among other results that the simplistic, adaptive, intrapreneurial and participative modes of strategy-making exist in these SMEs. Of these modes, the simplistic mode exhibits the strongest relationship with firm performance.