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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Ross Crawford
dc.contributor.authorMawson, Suzanne
dc.identifier.citationBrown , R C & Mawson , S 2016 , ' The geography of job creation in high-growth firms : the implications of ‘growing abroad’ ' , Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy , vol. 34 , no. 2 , pp. 207-227 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 112171883
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84959377050
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000371303300001
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-6164-7639/work/82179617
dc.descriptionThe authors wish to thank Scottish Enterprise for funding the research reported in this paper.en
dc.description.abstractIn recent years there has been an upsurge of interest by policy makers in high growth firms (HGFs). Interest in these dynamic firms has primarily been driven by their prodigious ability to create new employment. Despite this, very little is known about the complex corporate geographies of these firms and their internationalisation processes. Using quantitative and qualitative data, this paper explores this issue by examining Scottish HGFs. HGFs were found to adopt more aggressive forms of international expansion, such as overseas acquisitions, than their non-HGF counterparts. As a result of these complex growth processes, a large proportion of HGF employment growth is generated outside Scotland. The paper concludes that the regional development impact of HGFs for small peripheral economies in the UK is more limited than originally envisaged. The implications of the study for further research and public policy are examined.
dc.relation.ispartofEnvironment and Planning C: Government and Policyen
dc.rightsCopyright The Authors. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License, which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (
dc.subjectHigh growth firmsen
dc.subjectInternationalisation Enterprise Policy Scotlanden
dc.subjectHB Economic Theoryen
dc.subjectSDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growthen
dc.titleThe geography of job creation in high-growth firms : the implications of ‘growing abroad’en
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Managementen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Responsible Banking and Financeen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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