Aggressive growth could mean bigger profits-and unhappy employees.
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Contrary to conventional wisdom, the bottom line isn't thesole-or even the most important-factor entrepreneurs consider whenthey decide to pursue growth.
In "What Do They Think and Feel About Growth? AnExpectancy-Value Approach to Small Business Managers' AttitudesToward Growth" (Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice,Volume 27, Issue 3), Johan Wiklund, Per Davidsson andFrédéric Delmar found that entrepreneurs consideringgrowth were much more influenced by noneconomic factors, likeemployees' well-being, than by economic factors, such as sales,profits and compensation.
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