Social and Economic Conditions and Firm Growth
Firms operate in particular social contexts, characterized by the national, social and economic institutions, which influence the social conditions of innovative activity. Governance institutions have an effect on strategic control, employment institutions influence organizational integration and investment institutions shape financial commitment. This chapter examines whether these social and economic factors matter for the emergence of innovative firms in a less-developed economy context. This is an important aspect since the social conditions are variables that can be influenced by government policies and managers.
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