Table 1: Characteristics of the sample.

Economic sectorAgeManagement teamTurnoverEmployeesInternational income

Main sector where the company develops its activityNumber of years from the creation of the companyNumber of people within the management teamLast year approximate turnover (×1000€)Number of employees of the companyApproximate percentage of income from foreign markets

Industrial = 55.6%1–4 = 47.4%1–3 = 75.6%Below 800 = 47.3%3–15 = 60%25%–50% = 43.2%
Services = 17.8%5 = 24.4%4–6 = 20%800–5,000 = 33.3%16–55 = 25.4%51%–75% = 35.6%
Others = 26.6%6-7 = 28.1%7–10 = 4.4%Over 5,000 = 19.4%56–165 = 14.6%76%–100% = 21.2%

Mean (M)M = 4.38 years oldM = 2.98 peopleM = 20532.35 M = 25.91 peopleM = 57.284%

Note. The data show the percentage of companies in the total sample that met each criterion.