Long-run drivers of growth for UK high-technology firms

Josh Siepel, Marc Cowling, Alex Coad

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Despite the importance of high-technology firms to the global economy, relatively little is known about factors contributing to these firms' long-run growth. We examine these factors using a unique longitudinal dataset combining two waves of detailed surveys of 345 UK high-tech firms with performance data from UK official datasets. Overall we conclude that the early strategic decisions made by firms have long-run impacts on their subsequent growth, and we suggest that policy measures targeted at shortfalls faced by these firms may have positive long-term consequences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-126
Number of pages32
JournalAdvances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Growth
  • High-growth firms
  • Technology-based firms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)


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