Sector variations in SMEs’ use of external business advice

Webber, D. J., Johnson, S. and Fargher, S. (2010) Sector variations in SMEs’ use of external business advice. Local Economy, 25 (4). pp. 339-355. ISSN 0269-0942 Available from:

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This paper uses employer survey data to identify whether and why the probability that a firm uses external advice varies across sectors. The results suggest that the probability of a firm using external advice does vary across sectors and these sector differences can be explained by differences in inherent problems, managerial aspirations and location. Policy makers should not be sector-blind when encouraging firms to use external advice.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:external business advice, logistic analysis, sector analysis
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
ID Code:15892
Deposited By: Professor D. Webber
Deposited On:01 Nov 2011 16:40
Last Modified:24 Nov 2016 02:39

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