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Liquidity management in SMEs:a case-study research in liquidity management for SMEs

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
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  • Credit Management
  • Entrepreneurship


Liquidity management in SME’s Liquidity management in SMEs - 1 - Liquidity management in SMEs May 30 2011 In this research it becomes clear how the management of a company has influence on the asset configuration and liquidity position. The focus of this research is about small and medium sized businesses in business to business markets in Germany and the Netherlands. It concludes that due to the influence on the assets configuration of the company, management can have an influence on the performance and liquidity position of the company. A case-study research in liquidity management for SME’s - 2 - Liquidity management in SMEs A case-study research in liquidity management for SMEs by A.J. Dresmé Student identity number 0597042 + 31 (0)6 30400374 [email protected] Key words: credit management, liquidity management, assets management, business models, strategic focus areas, asset configuration, organizational forces, entrepreneurship, leadership & leadership styles, role conflict. TU/e supervisors: Prof. Dr. L.H.J. Verhoef Dr. M.M.A.H. Cloodt External supervisors CCM: J. Schneider-Maessen Faculty: Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences Area of expertise: Entrepreneurship Capacity group: Innovation Technology Entrepreneurship & Marketing - 3 - Acknowledgements This research was conducted in partial fulfillment of the Master of Science degree in Innovation Management at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The research is an assignment of the School of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences and was conducted across sixteen SME’s in the Netherlands and Germany. As part of the final thesis, this paper investigates gaps and areas of interest within academic literature that could be investigated during the final thesis of a master student Innovation Management. This paper and the further study will test the student’s academ

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