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Routledge Studies in Small Business

Series Editor: Robert Blackburn

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. Small Firms and Network Economies

    By Martin Perry

    Series: Routledge Studies in Small Business

    Recent development experience points to the way business can be the key to a dynamic small business sector, especially where those links are built on high trust co-operative relations.This book reviews different types of small business network, illustrated by an international selection of case...

    Published March 25th 1999 by Routledge

  2. The Financing of Small Business

    A Comparative Study of Male and Female Small Business Owners

    By Lauren Helena Read

    Series: Routledge Studies in Small Business

    A detailed empirical study of how small business owners finance their enterprises, this volume compares the experiences of women with those of men. The author redresses an over-reliance on subjective and anecdotal evidence of discrimination in this area with a controlled study of forty matched...

    Published April 2nd 1998 by Routledge

  3. Enterprise and Culture

    By Colin Gray

    Series: Routledge Studies in Small Business

    Enterprise and Culture is a uniquely wide-ranging, insightful and well-informed critical evaluation of the economic and social project of creating an enterprise culture.Colin Gray argues that the failure of small enterprise policy is not just a question of economics, but is also caused by...

    Published March 5th 1998 by Routledge

  4. The Quality Business

    Quality Issues in the Smaller Firm

    By Robert Blackburn, James Curran, Julian North

    Series: Routledge Studies in Small Business

    This book is the first to seriously consider quality issues in smaller firms, based upon well-conducted research and careful theorizing. Subjects covered include:* the relevance of formal quality standards such as BS 5750 to small firms* definitions and implementations of 'quality' in a business...

    Published December 25th 1997 by Routledge

  5. Small Firm Formation and Regional Economic Development

    By Mike Danson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Small Business

    Drawing on studies and expertise from around the world, this book describes the transition from research to policy and covers the pre-requisites to successful new firm formation policies. At a time when a new firm formation is promoted by central and local government, business development agencies...

    Published March 7th 1996 by Routledge

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