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Sector variations in SMEs use of external business advice

Webber, D. J.; Johnson, S.; Fargher, S.


D. J. Webber

S. Johnson

S. Fargher


This paper uses employer survey data to identify whether and why the probability that a firm uses external advice varies across sectors. The results suggest that the probability of a firm using external advice does vary across sectors and these sector differences can be explained by differences in inherent problems, managerial aspirations and location. Policy makers should not be sector-blind when encouraging firms to use external advice. © 2010, LEPU, South Bank University.


Webber, D. J., Johnson, S., & Fargher, S. (2010). Sector variations in SMEs use of external business advice. Local Economy, 25(4), (339-355). doi:10.1080/02690942.2010.498959. ISSN 0269-0942

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 1, 2010
Deposit Date Nov 13, 2014
Journal Local Economy
Print ISSN 0269-0942
Electronic ISSN 1470-9325
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 25
Issue 4
Pages 339-355
Keywords General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
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