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TABLE 2 A - Discriminant Groups Of Owner-Managed Firms In Great Britain
 
 
Variable Function 1 Function 1 Function 2 Function 2
Standardised canonical discriminant function coefficients Pooled within-groups correlations (structure matrix) Standardised canonical discriminant function coefficients Pooled within-groups correlations (structure matrix)
1. Age of the key founder when starting first business (years) -0.74 -0.60 -0.28 -0.30
2. Job title of key founder when left last employer 0.36 0.39 -0.20 -0.09
3. Reason leading to start-up-it made sense at that time in my life  0.27 0.27 -0.08 -0.07
4. Number of organisations worked for on a full-time basis 0.30 0.25 0.16 0.05
5. Reason leading to start-up-to have more influence in my community  0.23 0.21 -0.14 -0.17
6. Occupational status of founder's parents-manager  -0.17 -0.09 0.50 0.44
7. Personal attitude to entrep-reneurship-a duty to give all clients/customers the same treatment  -0.12 -0.22 0.36 0.36
8. Personal attitude to entrep-reneurship-equality is every-one's right  -0.19 -0.21 0.27 0.33
9. Reason leading to start-up-to give myself, my spouse and children security -0.15 -0.09 -0.26 -0.29
10. Number of shareholders or partners in the business 0.17 0.16 0.22 0.28
11. Personal savings, family and friends used as a source of start-up capital during the launch period 0.21 0.12 -0.14 -0.26
12. Customers and suppliers used as a source of start-up capital during the launch period  0.08 0.15 0.26 0.26
13. Reason leading to start-up-to have access to indirect benefits such as tax exemptions  0.16 0.15 -0.23 -0.24
14. Reason leading to start-up-to achieve something and to get recognition for it 0.14 0.19 0.44 0.23
15. Personal attitude to entrep-reneurship-starting a business means uncertainty but adds to the excitement of life -0.11 -0.13 0.19 0.13
 
TABLE 2B
Discriminant Groups of Owner Manager Firms in Great Britain

 
 
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