Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/168660
Authors: 
Nunes, Paulo Maçãs
Almeida, Alcina
Year of Publication: 
2009
Citation: 
[Journal:] Amfiteatru Economic Journal [ISSN:] 2247-9104 [Volume:] 11 [Year:] 2009 [Issue:] 25 [Pages:] 151-158
Abstract: 
This article shows new empirical evidence concerning the growth determinants of SMEs. Specifically, we identify the existence of a quadratic relationship between the level of intangible assets of Portuguese SMEs and their growth. Based on the results obtained here, we conclude that intangible assets represents a catalyst for growth only when accounting for a significant proportion of total assets. A relatively weaker presence of intangibles might in fact inhibit growth.
Subjects: 
Growth
Intangible Assets
Portuguese SMEs
JEL: 
D21
G32
L25
L26
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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