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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.



Locke s Two Treatises of Government Routledge Library Editions Political Science Volume 17

Locke s Two Treatises of Government  Routledge Library Editions  Political Science Volume 17 Author Richard Ashcraft
ISBN-10 9781135026905
Release 2013-10-17
Pages 332
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This volume guides the reader through a detailed examination of the text to an understanding of Locke’s political ideas in relation to his writings on philosophy, education, religion and economics and the influence these ideas had upon eighteenth-century political theorists. The author shows how Locke carefully constructed his political perspective as a defence of the principles of natural rights, constitutional government and popular resistance. He offers an original interpretation of the Two Treatises..., emphasizing the specific ways in which Locke’s political purposes in writing the work influence his discussion of such concepts as the state of nature, property, consent and tyranny. The author discusses the historical and biographical context of the work and demonstrates how eighteenth century political thinkers developed or rejected aspects of Locke’s political theory and summarizes important recent studies of Locke’s work.



An Industrial Geography of the Netherlands Routledge Library Editions Economic Geography

An Industrial Geography of the Netherlands  Routledge Library Editions  Economic Geography Author Egbert Wever
ISBN-10 9781317504740
Release 2015-03-27
Pages 231
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This book, originally published in 1990, provides a comprehensive and detailed assessment of the Dutch economy since the war, discussing the changes which have been brought about by the restructuring of the economic base. The book employs case studies to analyse in particular the impact of regional policy, the position of the country in the international industrial network and the impact of large industrial concerns, foreign and domestic, on the Dutch economy.



Small Firms in Urban and Rural Locations

Small Firms in Urban and Rural Locations Author James Curran
ISBN-10 9781134819447
Release 2016-07-15
Pages 218
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When originally published in 1993 this book was one of the first to present a systematic comparison of small enterprises in both urban and rural areas in contemporary Britain. Key issues such as relative performance levels and the relevance of recent develoopments to the economy as a whole are discussed by well-known contributors. Throughout, insights derived from dialogues with real entrepreneurs are provided. An internatinal dimension is added with a comparative discussion of the problems of rurality suffered in many areas of North America and Europe, and the continuing effects of the recession of the late 80s and early 90s are also examined and important policy recommendations made.



The Management of Small and Medium Enterprises

The Management of Small and Medium Enterprises Author Matthias Fink
ISBN-10 9781135227586
Release 2009-05-07
Pages 336
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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 topical area of management in SMEs and new ventures. Collecting work from dozens of leading scholars in fields ranging from management and entrepeneurship to human resource management and strategy, this book aims to supply readers with an overview of the field of research in management of SMEs and new ventures as well as in depth knowledge on a variety of related topics. The essays collected here are focused and practical, offering a variety of explicit and pragmatic recommendations for action and developing new tools and strategies useful to scholars and students as well as practitioners working in the field of SME and new venture management and consulting.



Multinational Accounting RLE Accounting

Multinational Accounting  RLE Accounting Author Bimal Prodhan
ISBN-10 9781317963684
Release 2013-12-04
Pages 310
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Up until the mid 1980s multinational enterprises usually published only consolidated worldwide accounts. This changed in subsequent years with increasing legal requirements to publish separate national accounts for each subsidiary. Obviously this exposes the subsidiary to the risk of takeover by a competitor and/or to intervention on the part of the host government. This book presents an authoritative and in-depth analysis of the disclosure issue from both theoretical and practical standpoints. The author describes the methods used to research and evaluate disclosure risks and benefits and presents much new thinking and many new research findings on this important topic.



Entrepreneurship Small Business and Public Policy

Entrepreneurship  Small Business and Public Policy Author Robert J. Bennett
ISBN-10 9781136155925
Release 2014-06-20
Pages 188
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Public policy interventions aimed at encouraging, supporting and developing small businesses are important for understanding entrepreneurship and small business management. This textbook is the first to provide teachers and students with a resource that gives an overview of how institutional and policy structures interact with small firm start-ups, continuation and succession/failures. Beginning with a brief introduction to policy processes, the text covers the main policy instruments for entrepreneurial market entry and start-up support, for on-going small business advice and financial support, and succession planning. It particularly focuses on policies that improve the Business Enabling Environment through macroeconomic policy, institutional reform, and deregulation of bureaucratic burdens. Theoretical rigour is complemented by detailed assessments of current policies around the world, including USA, advanced and emerging economies and Policy support from global institutions such as the World Bank and the ILO are included. Written by a pre-eminent scholar of public policy and entrepreneurship, this textbook provides a concise but thorough introduction to the subject for Master's students internationally. Policy recommendations in the author's conclusion also highlight the book's value to policy-makers as they adapt to the globalized, digital world.



Multinationals and Transfer Pricing

Multinationals and Transfer Pricing Author Alan M. Rugman
ISBN-10 9781351999687
Release 2017-02-03
Pages 346
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One of the reasons for the success of multinational enterprises in their ability to create in their supranational organisations "internal markets" which eliminate the imperfections of external world markets caused by tariffs on trade, restrictions on the flow of capital, information costs and so on. The method multinationals use to create and sustain internal markets is transfer pricing. Multinationals use to their advantage the difference between nominal accounting and real transfers from their head offices to a subsidiary in different countries to overcome transaction costs and restrictions on trade and capital flows. This book, first published in 1985, examines these and other aspects of multinationals’ use of transfer pricing. It puts forward original thinking and research findings by leading experts in this area. Empirical results are related to the activities of multinationals in less developed countries. This volume covers the economic theories of transfer pricing, accounting and fiscal practices and implications for government policies and regulations, and will be of interest to students of economics and business studies.



The Industrial Geography of Italy Routledge Library Editions Economic Geography

The Industrial Geography of Italy  Routledge Library Editions  Economic Geography Author Russell King
ISBN-10 9781317521105
Release 2015-03-27
Pages 352
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At the time this book was originally published in 1985 Italy was one of Europe’s leading industrial nations. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of Italian industry during the 1980s. It introduces Italy’s physical and human resources and outlines the historical development of the industry. It then examines the major sectors of Italian industry and then describes the different regions of the country and the striking differences between them are explored and discussed.



Corporate Venture Capital

Corporate Venture Capital Author Kevin McNally
ISBN-10 9781134733637
Release 2002-06-01
Pages 280
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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 independent fund managers, coporate executives and technology-based firm directors.



Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and the Environment

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and the Environment Author Ruth Hillary
ISBN-10 9781351282826
Release 2017-09-08
Pages 416
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This book tackles a largely neglected topic: small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their environmental impact. Over 90% of all firms are SMEs. Their importance to the health of national and international economies is recognized. But what of their environmental impact? Individually, this may be small but, collectively, they pose a huge and largely unregulated threat to national and indeed the global environment. There have been many failed attempts to engage SMEs in environmental stewardship. Why is this? And where are the success stories needed to set best-practice examples? Environmental protection is widely touted as being a win-win scenario for business with economic spin-offs in terms of energy and waste reduction quickly producing payback for capital expenditures. Why is the "good environmental management equals good business management" message not getting through? In Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the Environment Dr Ruth Hillary brings together an outstanding international collection of experts from government, international and national support agencies, academics and the business community to present arguments about the key environmental business imperatives facing the small-firm sector. The book is divided into four sections:Attitudes and Perceptions of Small Firms to the Environment and SustainabilityEnvironmental Management in the Smaller FirmPractical Strategies for Reaching SMEsCase Studies from around the World. In these sections, the book examines the threats – such as trade, supply chain issues and legislative compliance – but is also solution-oriented, with considerable discussion of the management tools smaller firms can use to improve their environmental performance. It aims to provide practical strategies for smaller firms and to that end includes a range of informative case studies from around the world. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the Environment is the most comprehensive book on the subject available and will prove invaluable not only to SMEs themselves, seeking to understand a rapidly changing world, but to consultants and small-business advisors, local and central government and to all those in academia looking for ways to improve the environmental performance of small businesses.



Intellectual Property and Innovation Management in Small Firms

Intellectual Property and Innovation Management in Small Firms Author Robert Blackburn
ISBN-10 9780415439817
Release 2007
Pages 165
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This text focuses on intellectual property management in small and medium-sized enterprises from both a national and international perspective, and considers the question in the context of innovation and knowledge management.



Small Business Enterprise

Small Business Enterprise Author Gavin Reid
ISBN-10 9781134827442
Release 2002-09-11
Pages 352
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The role of small business enterprise in a mature market economy is one of the major issues in contemporary industrial organization, and is the focus of this book. Small Business Enterprise brings new standards of rigour and insight into the study of small firms by importing contemporary ideas from industrial economics and by using up-to-date statistical and econometric techniques. Based on a uniquely rich set of data, Small Business Enterprise focuses on the early period after start-up of the small firm. It investigates competitive niches and how they are established, determinants of growth and profitability, the factors fostering survivial, and many other central issues. This core of economic analysis is complemented by an innovative case profile approach, which considers the real behaviour of small firms in a competitive environment; and a section on the political economy of small firms, which looks at the ethics of competition and the enterprise culture.



Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management in the Hospitality Industry

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management in the Hospitality Industry Author Darren Lee-Ross
ISBN-10 9781136440212
Release 2010-05-04
Pages 304
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Small businesses are the backbone of the tourism and hospitality industry and, depending on which statistics one uses, represent somewhere between 75 to 95 percent of all firms globally in this sector. The number of entrepreneurs has dramatically and uniformly increased globally over the last ten years. Divided into four sections, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management in the Hospitality Industry takes an intuitive step-bystep progression through each stage of the entrepreneurial process: context, theoretical perspectives and definitions; Concept to reality; The business plan; Growth and the future. Ideal for students at any level, the chapters of this book invite you to ponder upon your reading through a series of ‘reflective practice’ activities. These, along with case studies, clearly defined chapter objectives, reflections, role-play activities and experiential exercises, allow you to both think actively about themes, concepts and issues and then apply them to a number of suggested scenarios. Perfect preparation for the up-and-coming entrepreneur!



Entrepreneurship in the Informal Economy

Entrepreneurship in the Informal Economy Author Mai Thi Thanh Thai
ISBN-10 9781135076245
Release 2013-03-05
Pages 302
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Although entrepreneurship in the informal economy occurs outside state regulatory systems, informal commercial activities account for an estimated 30% of economic activity around the world. Informal entrepreneurship goes unmonitored despite the fact that it significantly contributes to poverty reduction and economic development. As a result, the informal sector is open to unethical practices including corruption, worker exploitation, and natural environment abuse to name just a few. In the media, debates have formed around whether informal entrepreneurship should be assisted or legitimized. Hence, a deep understanding of the phenomenon is vitally important. This book is the first on the market to offer models and approaches to informal entrepreneurship as well as to its prospects for economic development. Offering an in-depth examination of informal entrepreneurship in many different countries, it reveals the motivations for engaging in entrepreneurship in the informal economy, characteristics of informal entrepreneurship, and informal entrepreneurs’ response to ethical issues. This volume illustrates the relationship between formal and informal economies and the conditions for the benefits of informal entrepreneurship to outweigh its disadvantages. And finally, it gives recommendations about when and how the informal economy can be formalized, which sectors should be formalized, and which ones can remain informal. This book offers much-needed guidance for stakeholders involved in economic development programs and scholars and entrepreneurs interested in the field of informal entrepreneurship as it is developing around the globe.



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.