Business models, leadership, high-performing SMEs
This paper is based on a study of 755 Danish SMEs and further in-depth case studies of 12 of these. Its
objective was to identify a model of components and relationships among the very best, most efficient,
high-performing SMEs. We call these Kickass Companies. The result is a model made up of six interrelated dimensions, which together illustrate what makes up a Kickass Company:
Following these six dimensions might not be a guarantee of success, and not all components will be implementable in all types of companies. However, the empirical evidence here suggests that, if companies think along these lines of doing business, their probability of success will be higher than otherwise.
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