Lookup NU author(s): Professor Jane Pollard,
Dr Paul Richter,
Professor Simon Down
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).
How, if at all, does financialisation affect small firms that have no direct exposure to capital markets? The paper argues the need to address this lacuna empirically, conceptually and politically. The paper then draws on research from a qualitative longitudinal analysis of UK small businesses in bio business and film and media sectors and identifies three potential conduits through which financialising principles and practices may be perceived, translated, and resisted for owners, managers and staff. More broadly, the article argues that financial relations should figure more prominently and move from their relatively marginal location into the heart of socio-economic analysis of small firms. As such, the research connects with and extends an important social science tradition of research on managerial control in small firms to include issues of financialisation and financial governance.
Author(s): Pollard JS, Richter P, Down S, Ram M
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: International Small Business Journal
Print publication date: 01/05/2018
Online publication date: 27/11/2017
Acceptance date: 17/10/2017
Date deposited: 16/11/2017
ISSN (print): 0266-2426
ISSN (electronic): 1741-2870
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