Employee owned businesses - access to funding

Ron McQuaid, Ross Crawford Brown, Juliette Clair Summers, Suzanne Mawson

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This report presents findings from a research project concerning access to funding for employee-owned businesses (EOBs) in Scotland. The two main objectives were: first, to examine the role of funding for firms moving into employee ownership - especially to ascertain if this constrains or curtails firms becoming employee-owned. Second, to examine the issue of funding as a constraint on growth for existing employee-owned businesses and to judge whether lending institutions view these firms as ‘atypical’ in terms of their perceived credit risk.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherScottish Enterprise
Commissioning bodyScottish Enterprise
Number of pages47
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014


  • Employee-owned businesses
  • SMEs
  • Finance
  • Co-operatives
  • Scotland


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