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The growth of employee owned businesses in Scotland.

Dutton, Matthew; Raeside, Robert; Canduela, Jesus; Egdell, Valerie; McQuaid, Ronald W


Jesus Canduela

Valerie Egdell

Ronald W McQuaid


This report presents the findings of an investigation into the growth performance and growth dynamics of a selection of Scottish EOBs compared to a peer group of companies who have conventional ownership structures. The report was commissioned by Scottish Enterprise and conducted by the Employment Research Institute (ERI), Edinburgh Napier University.
It has been estimated that the UK employee owned sector is worth £25-30 billion annually, representing 2% of GDP (Lampel et al., 2010; EOA, 2012). Employee Owned Businesses have been found among Scotland’s high growth firms (Mason and Brown 2010). However, until now there has been no specific study of this sub-set of high growth firms in Scotland in terms of their growth performance and growth dynamics.

Report Type Project Report
Publication Date 2012
Deposit Date Oct 4, 2013
Publicly Available Date Oct 4, 2013
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords Employee owned business; Scotland; growth; performance; dynamics;
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Contract Date Oct 4, 2013


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