Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||A Cluster Analysis Approach to Financial Structure in Small Firms in the United States||Contributor(s):||Gibson, Brian (author)||Publication Date:||2002||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/5847||Abstract:||This paper uses data from the 1993 National Survey of Small Business Finances sponsored by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board and the U.S. Small Business Administration to explore the equity and debt structure of small firms in the United States. Initially the paper provides descriptive detail of financial structure that is then used in a cluster analysis process to help identify a range of possibly "typical" financial structures. Results are also presented of exploratory analysis that seeks to identify associations with a range of variables posited to influence such structures. Included are industry, age, profit (measured in absolute and relative terms), sales growth, asset structure, and size (measured by sales and employee numbers). Results are generally supportive of the general agency cost explanations of financial structure in small firms.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Details:||16th Annual USASBE National Conference, Reno, Nevada, 17th - 20th January, 2002||Source of Publication:||16th Annual USASBE National Conference Proceedings: An Entrepreneurial Bonanza||Publisher:||USASBE: United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship||Place of Publication:||Online||Field of Research (FOR):||150314 Small Business Management
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO):||910203 Industrial Organisations
|Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Other Links:||http://www.sbaer.uca.edu/research/usasbe/2002/begin.pdf||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 335|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Publication|
Files in This Item:
checked on Mar 4, 2019
Items in Research UNE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.