Business Growth

  • Simon Bridge
  • Ken O’Neill
  • Stan Cromie


In recent times there has been a substantial shift in interest and emphasis in the field of small business towards a focus on the growing business in particular. This shift has been evident in policy-making, in the application of small business support, and in related research and commentaries. Fast-growing small firms have been described as ‘gazelles’, ‘fliers’, ‘growers’ and ‘winners’, and the targeting of effort towards them has been described as ‘picking’, ‘stimulating’, or ‘backing’ winners.


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© Simon Bridge, Ken O’Neill and Stan Cromie 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Bridge
    • 1
  • Ken O’Neill
    • 1
  • Stan Cromie
    • 1
  1. 1.BelfastUK

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