Financing, Firm Size and Productive Efficiency: the Effect of Family Ownership

  • Francesco Barbera

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


This thesis aims to identify, and subsequently test, how financing preferences driven by non-economic, emotionally-based objectives can have consequences for the size and performance of small and medium-sized family enterprises. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in general are known to have difficulty accessing finance, but the extent to which family owners’ preferences might further limit the firm’s use of finance, and in turn its size, remains largely unexplored to date.
Date of Award8 Feb 2014
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorRodney Falvey (Supervisor), Ken Moores (Supervisor) & Gulasekaran Rajaguru (Supervisor)

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