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Barriers to Growth in Small Firms

Barriers to Growth in Small Firms Author John Barber
ISBN-10 9781317191827
Release 2016-07-15
Pages 204
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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.



Entrepreneurship and New Firm

Entrepreneurship and New Firm Author David J. Storey
ISBN-10 9781134834983
Release 2016-07-22
Pages 244
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This book, originally published in 1982, review the resurrection of the small firm, partly by a multi-disciplined examination of the existing literature on small and new firms and partly by reporting the results of a study of firms new (in the early 1980s) to the North East of England. Part 1 deals with the role of small firms as sources of potential or actual competition, and their role in research and innovation. In Part 2 the theoretical foundations for the study of entrepreneurs and their new firms are laid, using concepts from a cross-section of the social sciences. Part 3 tests some of the theories outlined in Part 2 and reviews the problems which the entrepreneurs faced in starting and developing their business and the impact which such businesses had upon the local economy. Part 4 reviews the lessons of the preceding parts in the context of the regional and national economy of the UK.



Marketing in Small Businesses

Marketing in Small Businesses Author Brian Kenny
ISBN-10 9781134860883
Release 2016-07-22
Pages 224
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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

Small Firms and Industrial Districts in Italy Author Edward Goodman
ISBN-10 9781134828128
Release 2016-07-22
Pages 292
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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.



High technology Entrepreneurship

High technology Entrepreneurship Author Raymond P. Oakey
ISBN-10 9780415593922
Release 2012
Pages 186
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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

The Economics of Defence Policy Author Keith Hartley
ISBN-10 9781136879975
Release 2012-07-26
Pages 344
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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.



Understanding The Small Business Sector

Understanding The Small Business Sector Author David J. Storey
ISBN-10 9781134838554
Release 2016-07-22
Pages 280
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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.



Routledge Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies

Routledge Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies Author Colin C. Williams
ISBN-10 9781317535140
Release 2016-07-22
Pages 576
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The Routledge Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies is a landmark volume that offers a uniquely comprehensive overview of entrepreneurship in developing countries. Addressing the multi-faceted nature of entrepreneurship, chapters explore a vast range of subject areas including education, economic policy, gender and the prevalence and nature of informal sector entrepreneurship. In order to understand the process of new venture creation in developing economies, what it means to be engaged in entrepreneurship in a developing world context must be addressed. This handbook does so by exploring the difficulties, risks and rewards associated with being an entrepreneur, and evaluates the impacts of the environment, relationships, performance and policy dynamics on small and entrepreneurial firms in developing economies. The handbook brings together a unique collection of over forty international researchers who are all actively engaged in studying entrepreneurship in a developing world context. The chapters offer concise but detailed perspectives and explanations on key aspects of the subject across a diverse array of developing economies, spanning Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. In doing so, the chapters highlight the heterogeneity of entrepreneurship in developed economies, and contribute to the on-going policy discourses for managing and promoting entrepreneurial growth in the developing world. The book will be of great interest to scholars, students and policymakers in the areas of development economics, business and management, public policy and development studies.



Managerial Labour Markets in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Managerial Labour Markets in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Author Pooran Wynarczyk
ISBN-10 9781134840441
Release 2016-07-22
Pages 284
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Focussing on the relatively few small firms which grew rapidly, this book, originally published in 1993 uses face-to-face interviews as well as published records to identify and analyse the managerial factors most closely associated with successful small firms. The volume concentrates on the following key managerial issues: In what respects do the managerial backgrounds and aspirations of the founders of fast-growth small firms differ from those of non-fast-growth small firms? How is the process of growth managed? What incentives, remuneration packages and communication systems are instituted? How do these characteristics and experiences differ in fast-growth small firms from both the traditional small firm and large-firm sector? To what extent is it possible to explain the relative economic performance of small firms in terms of differences in their ownership, organizational and management structures.



Entrepreneurial Management in Small Firms

Entrepreneurial Management in Small Firms Author Ian Chaston
ISBN-10 9781446202197
Release 2009-11-03
Pages 272
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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



New Firms and Regional Development in Europe

New Firms and Regional Development in Europe Author David Keeble
ISBN-10 9781317195795
Release 2016-07-15
Pages 322
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When originally published in 1986, this book was one of the first to deal solely with the urban and regional incidence and development implications of new firm formation in particular EU countries. It reviews the extent of and reasons for geographical variation in numbers of new firms, examines the nature of such firms and assesses the regional impact and policy implications in various EC countries.



Employment the Small Firm and the Labour Market

Employment  the Small Firm and the Labour Market Author John Atkinson
ISBN-10 9781317197560
Release 2016-07-15
Pages 334
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This volume provides a rigorous examination of key issues relating to employment in small businesses. These include an anlysis of the true extent of job crreation provided by small firms, the rleative quality of jobs in small firms, the growth of self-employment during the 1980s and the way in which the small firm interacts with its local labour markets. These issues are examined in an international context, wth comparative examples from the USA, the UK and Europe.



Labour in American Politics Routledge Library Editions Political Science Volume 3

Labour in American Politics  Routledge Library Editions  Political Science Volume 3 Author Vivian Vale
ISBN-10 9781135027469
Release 2013-04-15
Pages 188
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The author analyzes the considerable legislation enacted between 1945 and 1970 and its effect on labour-management-public relations. He looks at their relevance for Britain today, and offers the most complete survey yet available of the operations of American labour as a pressure group.



Finance for Growing Enterprises

Finance for Growing Enterprises Author Roger Buckland
ISBN-10 9781317191704
Release 2016-07-15
Pages 314
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This volume, originally published in 1995, examines the mechanisms by which businesses that have the capacity to grow – whether in terms of output, innovation or export – acquire the cash that enables growth. Addressing an issue of central importance to the competitiveness of firms and economies, this book draws together research by leading academics in the area. Throughout, research studies develop the themes of market failure, finance gaps and failure of demand. They also bring out the linkages between the financing choices facing the growing firm and the issues of organisation and of corporate governance that have to be address during the process of growth and maturity. Contributors challenge financial orthodoxy throughout, providing coherent analyses of the difficulties faced in the finance of the growing enterprise, from its early dependence on banks and informal finance to the pinnacle of a stock exchange listing.



Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management

Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management Author Dominic Stucker
ISBN-10 9781136200397
Release 2014-08-27
Pages 446
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The impacts of human-induced climate change are largely mediated by water, such as alterations in precipitation and glacial melt patterns, variations in river flow, increased occurrence of droughts and floods, and sea level rise in densely populated coastal areas. Such phenomena impact both urban and rural communities in developed, emerging, and developing countries. Taking a systems approach, this book analyzes evidence from 26 countries and identifies common barriers and bridges for local adaptation to climate change through water resources management. It includes a global set of case studies from places experiencing increased environmental and social pressure due to population growth, development and migration, including in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. All chapters consider the crosscutting themes of adaptive capacity, equity, and sustainability. These point to resilient water allocation policies and practices that are capable of protecting social and environmental interests, whilst ensuring the efficient use of an often-scarce resource.



Whitaker s Book List

Whitaker s Book List Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105117258033
Release 1991
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Whitaker s Book List has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Whitaker s Book List also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Whitaker s Book List book for free.



The Internationalization of Small Firms

The Internationalization of Small Firms Author Shameen Prashantham
ISBN-10 9781134083411
Release 2007-09-12
Pages 192
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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 knowledge technology. Highlighting the propensity of small knowledge-intensive firms to develop and leverage network relationships and thereby, the resourcefulness with which entrepreneurial firms can (and do) internationalize, this book is essential reading for academics and students with an interest in the intersection between international business and entrepreneurship.