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Economic and Behavioral Influences on Small Businesses Bankruptcy

Author(s): Doina G. Vlad

Citation: Doina G. Vlad, (2011) "Economic and Behavioral Influences on Small Businesses Bankruptcy" Journal of Management Policy and Practice, Vol. 12, Iss. 6, pp. 46 - 53

Article Type: Research paper

Publisher: North American Business Press


This paper focuses on small business activity in United States, and an analysis of the economic and
behavioral influences on recent small business bankruptcy levels. The resulting conclusions might prove
useful to academics, and to both private sector and government policy makers focused on promoting
small business growth. The results show some of the causes of small business bankruptcy are related to
one or more of the following: the form of proprietorship, borrowing costs, related industry factors
(employment figures of major sectors), and to overall consumer sentiment.