Slack and financial performance in SMEs : slack discretion, family ownership, and hi-tech sectors

Minola, Tommaso; Bau, Massimo; DeMassis, Alfredo; Chirico, Francesco; Sieger, Philipp (August 2017). Slack and financial performance in SMEs : slack discretion, family ownership, and hi-tech sectors. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Atlanta, USA. 10.5465/ambpp.2017.16406abstract

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Following intensive recent debates, the literature still offers ambiguous results on the ultimate effect of slack resources on firm performance, particularly in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We address this gap by examining how two different types of slack resources (high- and low-discretion slack) affect firm performance and how these relationships are moderated by family ownership and by operating in a high-tech industry. Using a sample of 8,345 Italian SME we show that slack is not always beneficial to firm performance and that the slack-performance relationship is contingent on both internal and external factors.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Innovation Management > Management

UniBE Contributor:

Sieger, Philipp

Subjects:

600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations

Language:

English

Submitter:

Philipp Sieger

Date Deposited:

25 Jul 2018 14:45

Last Modified:

29 Jul 2018 02:32

Publisher DOI:

10.5465/ambpp.2017.16406abstract

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/118337

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