Firms Obstacles and Survival: The Study of Firms Life Cycle and Obstacles in Indonesia

Ardianti, R.R. Retno (2013) Firms Obstacles and Survival: The Study of Firms Life Cycle and Obstacles in Indonesia. Jurnal Manajemen Teknologi, 12 (2). pp. 184-194. ISSN 1412-1700

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    Research regarding firms life cycle have been carried out for years with varying models and different emphasis. The purpose of this study is to test differences of obstacles in each different stages of firms life cycle and differences in perceiveing the level obstacles from top managers different individual background by using Olawale Garwe (2010) obstacles indicators and Timmons (2007) model of firms life cycle. Data was taken from 831 firms covering small, medium, and large firms in Indonesia which experienced all thirteen obstacles. Findings show significant differences on obstacles among firms that are in different stages of life cycle,which firms in maturity and stability stage tend to experience greater level of obstacles compare to firms in earlier stages. Findings also found significant differences on top managers education in perceiving firms obstacles, with manager from higher education background shows higher score in perceiving obstacles, while gender and length of managerial experience shows no significant differences in perceiving obstacles.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Small and Medium Enterprise, Firms Life Cycle, Obstacles, Survival, Individual Background
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
    Divisions: Faculty of Economic > Business Management Program
    Depositing User: Admin
    Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 21:54
    Last Modified: 13 Aug 2014 19:19
    URI: https://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/16864

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