Barriers to Growth in Small Firms

Author: John Barber
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131719182X
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This book, originally published in 1989, studies both the growth and the barriers to growth of small firms. It examines market and industrial structures, also the role of investment institutions and their handling of small business accounts. There are chapters on management attitudes and ability considered as a potential barrier to development, and other problems such as lack of finance and of a suitably qualified workforce. The book stresses the importance of communicating the latest advances in technology to small firms, and urges the need to re-think government tax and procurement policies.

High technology Entrepreneurship

Author: Raymond P. Oakey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415593921
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With the global economy in a precarious position, nurturing new entrepreneurial high-technology firms is likely to comprise a key component of any policy to encourage economic growth, both in developed and developing countries. Recent high-technology ventures – such as retailing in the music industry – have shown how entrepreneurs can radically change, or even replace, the structure of existing industries. High-Technology Entrepreneurshipintroduces and analyzes all the major aspects of high-technology small-firm formation and growth. Locational and functional aspects of the process, as well as how contexts for development may vary between developed and developing economies are also discussed. Other key topics that are addressed include: how high technology firms originate in theory and practice entrepreneurship theory incubators, science parks and clustering entrepreneurial strategy and finance. Students taking Master's-level courses in entrepreneurship, technology, innovation, academic enterprise and industrial development will find this an essential textbook for completing their studies.

The Economics of Defence Policy

Author: Keith Hartley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136879978
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Defence policy is of continuing interest and concern to all nations. There are armed conflicts and new threats. Difficult choices cannot be avoided. This book has three aims. First, to identify the typical questions raised by economists when studying defence policy. Second, to show how simple economic analysis can be used to answer these questions and contribute to our understanding of defence issues. Third, to provide a critical evaluation of defence policy.

Marketing in Small Businesses

Author: Brian Kenny
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134860889
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Written especially for owners and employees of small businesses, as well as students in this specialized area, this book, originally published in 1989, is a concise introduction to marketing in the small business. It focuses on the nature of marketing and the benefits of its applications, even where resources are limited. Stressing the marketing strategy issues and the need for marketing information, it discusses the scope and limitations of marketing and its relevance for small businesses. The book covers specific areas of marketing decisions relating to product, pricing, distribution and promotion and it also deals with specialist themes, notably international and government markets, franchising and technology. Case examples are included throughout the text, and detailed case studies are given at the end of each chapter.

Small Firms and Industrial Districts in Italy

Author: Edward Goodman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134828128
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Originally published in 1989, this book was the first comprehensive and analytical account of the Italian small firm economy to appear in English. Dealing principally with the area of central and north-east Italy where small business flourishes, the book relates to the concentration of such companies to the concept of ‘industrial districts’ developed by Alfred Marshall, and provides both a theoretical and statistical basis for Italy in the latter part of the twentieth century. The success of Italian manufacturing is explained in terms of political and social factors as well as economic and technical ones and the working practices within the technology companies discussed.

Understanding The Small Business Sector

Author: David J. Storey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134838557
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Originally published in 1994, this text analyses the key issues that influence the growth and development of small businesses. Looking at the concept in which they operate, the book outlines the factors that are dominant in the sector and explores the effects if has on the economy. Is the creation of small businesses the answer to unemployment? Has the lowering of interest rates or taxation encouraged the self-employed to work harder? Have banks given small business a raw deal? These are just some of the questions discussed as David Storey explains the issues of employment, finance and policy and the issues dictating failure or success.

Entrepreneurial Management in Small Firms

Author: Ian Chaston
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446202194
Format: PDF, Docs
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Examining the crucial role of innovation and entrepreneurship in achieving growth and ongoing success in the small business sector, this book carefully examines the processes by which small businesses identify new opportunities, evolve appropriate marketing strategies, develop new products and services and successfully launch these into the market. The text: - Includes a dedicated chapter on social entrepreneurship and family firms - Explores issues of Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility - Packed with supporting "real world" case studies including Apple's iPod, Facebook, Starbucks and YouTube to illustrate how entrepreneurial firms succeed. - Learning features including learning aims, summaries, points for discussion, and further reading. - Companion website with instructors' manual and PowerPoint slides and access to full-text journal articles for students. Visit the Companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/chaston

Gender and Family Entrepreneurship

Author: Vanessa Ratten
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315391406
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This book focuses on gender and family entrepreneurship, as they are interrelated concepts particularly important in today’s global society. The book highlights the significance of the role of gender in the development and growth of family businesses. It helps readers understand the role of family dynamics in business, particularly in terms of succession planning, strategic development and internationalization. Often, both gender and family entrepreneurship are studied independently, but this book aims to marry both perspectives with a novel approach. This creates a synergy between gender and family entrepreneurship that increases the potential value to entrepreneurship scholarship, policy and business practice. This edited book is a useful and insightful addition to the entrepreneurship field.

An Economic Theory of Managerial Firms

Author: Luca Lambertini
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317218256
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The separation between ownership and control has become common practice over the last century, in most medium and large firms across the world. Throughout the twentieth century, the theory of the firm and the theory of industrial organization developed parallel and complementary views on managerial firms. This book offers a comprehensive exposition of this debate. In its survey of strategic delegation in oligopoly games, An Economic Theory of Managerial Firms is able to offer a reinterpretation of a range of standard results in the light of the fact that the control of firms is generally not in the hand of its owners. The theoretical models are supported by a wealth of real-world examples, in order to provide a study of strategic delegation that is far more in-depth than has previously been found in the literature on industrial organization. In this volume, analysis is extended in several directions to cover applications concerning the role of: managerial firms in mixed market; collusion and mergers; divisionalization and vertical relations; technical progress; product differentiation; international trade; environmental issues; and the intertemporal growth of firms. This book is of great interest to those who study industrial economics, organizational studies and industrial studies.

Latin American Entrepreneurs

Author: Daniel Lederman
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464800138
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Entrepreneurship is a fundamental driver of growth, development, and job creation. While Latin America and the Caribbean has a wealth of entrepreneurs, firms in the region, compared to those in other regions, are small in size and less likely to grow or innovate. Productivity growth has remained lackluster for decades, including during the recent commodity boom. Enhancing the creation of good jobs and accelerating productivity growth in the region will require dynamic entrepreneurs. Latin American Entrepreneurs: Many Firms but Little Innovation studies the landscape of entrepreneurship in Latin America and the Caribbean. Utilizing new datasets that cover issues such as firm creation, firm dynamics, export decisions, and the behavior of multinational corporations, the book synthesizes the results of a comprehensive analysis of the status, prospects, and challenges of entrepreneurship in the region. Useful tools and information are provided to help policy makers and practitioners identify policy areas governments can explore to enhance innovation and encourage high-growth, transformational entrepreneurship.