The Multiple Effects of Business Planning on New Venture Performance

25 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2010

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Andrew Burke

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Stuart Fraser

University of Warwick Business School

Francis J. Greene

University of Warwick - Warwick Business School

Abstract

We investigate the multiple effects of writing a business plan prior to start-up on new venture performance. We argue that the impact of business plans depends on the purpose for and circumstances in which they are being used. We offer an empirical methodology which can account for these multiple effects while disentangling real impact effects from selection effects. We apply this to English data where we find that business plans promote employment growth. This is found to be due to the impact of the plan and not selection effects.

Suggested Citation

Burke, Andrew and Fraser, Stuart and Greene, Francis J., The Multiple Effects of Business Planning on New Venture Performance. Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 47, Issue 3, pp. 391-415, May 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1567179 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2009.00857.x

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Stuart Fraser

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Francis J. Greene

University of Warwick - Warwick Business School ( email )

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