Small firm type, organisational form and contingency

J.G.C. Reid, J.A. Smith

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter focuses on contingency theory. It uses Information Systems to characterise the organisational form of the small firm. It uses cluster analysis and regression analysis to show how organisational form is influenced by contingencies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFoundations of Small Business Enterprise: an entrepreneurial analysis of small firm inception and growth
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2006


  • contingency theory
  • Information System development
  • small firms
  • cluster analysis
  • regression analysis


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