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Finansiell bootstrapping: En studie om det sociala och humana kapitalets påverkan i företag placerade i små och stora städer
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The development of companies relies on the availability of resources. This has proved to be a significant barrier for smaller companies because it is harder for them to get access to venture capital and long-term loans compared to larger companies. Consequently, smaller companies seek alternative solutions to meet financing needs. An alternative is financial bootstrapping, which may constitute a key resource in companies with resource limitations, and thus acts as a substitute to other resource procurement methods. In accordance with the resource-based theory a company´s social and human capital constitutes important resources that can affect the acquisition of resources through financial bootstrapping.The purpose of this study is to theoretically develop and empirically test a model of financial bootstrapping by describing the use of financial bootstrapping and explain how social and human capital may influence the use of financial bootstrapping methods in small and large cities. A web-based questionnaire was sent out to 1 200 small companies located in small and large cities. The result from the 145 completed questionnaires from large and small cities were then compared against each other by regression analysis.The result show that bootstrapping methods; owner financing, minimizing account receivable, and subsidy finance differ in the level of use, depending on whether the company was located in small or large cities. Independent of company location remaining methods was used in the similar extent. The results present social capital as important to provide resources through financial bootstrapping methods. Remaining methods did not show any significant correlations between the social capital’s; weak and strong ties and the use of bootstrapping methods in companies located in small and large cities. The human capital had no correlation with the use of financial bootstrapping, independent of the companies location.

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Finansiell bootstrapping, finansiering, mindre företag, humankapital, resursbaserad teori, socialt kapital
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-58420Local ID: effd1a93-bdfc-499e-bc0e-12d375e88344OAI: diva2:1031808
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Business and Economics, master's level
Validerat; 20141015 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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