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Routledge Studies in Small Business

Edited by David Storey

There is a growing polarization in the international economy for companies to become either transnational corporations or small businesses. This dualism means the experience of the small business is quite different to that of a large corporation. The life of a small business is often shorter, riskier and more entwined with the personality of the entrepreneur. In this prestigious series, case-studies and the latest research are used to reveal the regional, national and international role of the small business.

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1-10 of 15 results in Routledge Studies in Small Business
  1. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development in Post-Socialist Economies

    By David Smallbone, Friederike Welter

    Series: Routledge Studies in Small Business

    This book examines entrepreneurship and small business in Russia and key countries of Eastern Europe, showing how far small businesses have developed, and discusses how far 'market reforms' and a market mentality have been taken up by ordinary people in the real everyday economy. For each of the...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Corporate Venture Capital

    Bridging the Equity Gap in the Small Business Sector

    By Kevin McNally

    Series: Routledge Studies in Small Business

    This book addresses the lack of academic and practical research into corporate venturing by examining the role of this activity as both a form of large firm-small firm collaboration and as an alternative source of equity finance for small firms. These issues are explored through surveys of...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  3. The Management of Small and Medium Enterprises

    Edited by Matthias Fink, Sascha Kraus

    Series: Routledge Studies in Small Business

    Due to the vital importance of SMEs in developed economies worldwide, this book aims to provide a unique and much-needed investigation into the underlying mechanisms and practices of management within these companies by collecting a wide range of original conceptual and empirical research in the...

    Published March 16th 2011 by Routledge

  4. The Internationalization of Small Firms

    A Strategic Entrepreneurship Perspective

    By Shameen Prashantham

    Series: Routledge Studies in Small Business

    Drawing on empirical case-study research carried out in the Bangalore software industry, this book explores the role of network relationships in the internationalization of small knowledge-intensive firms. Using a conceptual framework, it looks at a range of key themes. These include: networks...

    Published February 9th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Foundations of Small Business Enterprise

    An Entrepreneurial Analysis of Small Firm Inception and Growth

    By Gavin Reid

    Series: Routledge Studies in Small Business

    This volume is an excellent addition to Routledge’s Studies in Small Business series. In this extended and novel entrepreneurial analysis of small firm inception and growth, a leading authority in the field develops a new kind of ‘micro-micro’ analysis, applying rigorous methods from economics...

    Published June 29th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Information Technology and Competitive Advantage in Small Firms

    By Brian Webb, Frank Schlemmer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Small Business

    Does Information Technology matter? This book argues that even as Information Technology hardware, software, data and associated processes are becoming more of a commodity, it has never been more important to manage Information Technology as a strategic asset. However, managing Information...

    Published July 23rd 2008 by Routledge

  7. The Formation and Development of Small Business

    Issues and Evidence

    By Peter Johnson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Small Business

    This book brings together thirty years of original empirical research on key aspects of the formation and development of small firms from selected articles authored or co-authored by Peter Johnson. Complete with a comprehensive introduction from the author placing the work in relation to the...

    Published April 20th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Managing Labour in Small Firms

    Edited by Susan Marlow, Dean Patton, Monder Ram

    Series: Routledge Studies in Small Business

    The majority of employees currently working in the private sector are now employed in small firms, yet little is known about their working conditions. This collection of essays addresses this gap. Based on theoretical analysis supported by contemporary empirical evidence, the book explores key...

    Published November 24th 2004 by Routledge

  9. Intellectual Property and Innovation Management in Small Firms

    By Robert Blackburn

    Series: Routledge Studies in Small Business

    Intellectual property protection is increasingly becoming a central issue for businesses. This book provides a wealth of original research on intellectual property management in small and medium sized enterprises, while also addressing the context of innovation and knowledge management....

    Published July 16th 2003 by Routledge

  10. Understanding the Small Family Business

    Edited by Denise Fletcher

    Series: Routledge Studies in Small Business

    It is estimated that family businesses comprise between 60-90 % of all firms in Europe and the United States. This book makes an important contribution to the understanding of small family firms by bringing together a number of key themes in management/organisation studies. Reviewing a range of...

    Published August 7th 2002 by Routledge

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