How Best to Communicate Intangible Resources on Websites to Inform Corporate-Growth Reputation of Small Entrepreneurial Businesses

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Abstract

Identifying disclosure communication signals as narrative, visual, and numerical, and measuring them using two methods, this study investigates how best the intangible resources can be used to communicate future-period corporate-growth reputation, measured as future sales growth, of the fastest growing small companies in Australia over a continuous three-year period. Using insights from resource-based theory and signaling theories, and generating data using content analysis from 276 companies, this study finds that communication signals when combined rather than in isolation are predictors of future-period corporate-growth reputation. The study provides additional support for current-period corporate-growth reputation mediating intangible resource signals in predicting future-period corporate-growth reputation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)738-756
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Small Business Management
Volume57
Issue number3
Early online date24 Feb 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes

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In: Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 57, No. 3, 07.2019, p. 738-756.

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