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The patterns of financial bootstrapping behavior, Empirical evidence from Swedish SMEs’
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
2011 (English)In: International Journal of Business and Globalisation, ISSN 1753-3627, E-ISSN 1753-3635, Vol. 7, no 3, 255-264 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to explore the patterns of financial bootstrapping behaviour of SMEs in Ostersund/Sweden. The present research is based on a structured questionnaire survey and focuses on a sample of 146 SMEs. 'Financial bootstrapping' denotes a set of techniques such as reliance on internal funding sources, low-cost acquisition of financial resources, and avoidance of external financial resources. The empirical results show that the sample firms use a wide variety of bootstrapping techniques. In addition, although the internal resources and social oriented techniques emerged as the most- and second most highly used financial bootstrapping techniques respectively, other techniques such as minimising accounts receivable, minimising capital, and subsidy bootstrapping have been ranked as the most important bootstrapping techniques. The results from this study contribute to the understanding of informal financial behaviour of SMEs.

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InderScience Publishers, 2011. Vol. 7, no 3, 255-264 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-15852DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2011.042058Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84875885159OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-15852DiVA: diva2:491670
Available from: 2012-02-07 Created: 2012-02-07 Last updated: 2015-03-17Bibliographically approved

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