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Routledge Library Editions: Small Business

ISBN 9781138673083
Published July 7, 2016 by Routledge
4620 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published between 1982 and 1996, and addressing issues of central importance to the competitiveness of firms and economies, the volumes in this set draw together research by leading academics in the area and provides a rigorous examination of key issues relating to employment in small businesses. They:

  • Study both the growth and the barriers to growth of small firms
  • Examine problems of rurality
  • Investigate the variation in rates of new venture initiations across manufacturing industries
  • Include a wide range of national case studies from Sweden, the Netherlands, the UK, Greece, Spain, Israel and Indonesia.
  • Discuss marketing in the small business and the relationship between small and large firms in an advanced capitalist economy
  • Reassess economic theories concerned with concentration and competition
  • the relationship between small and large firms in an advanced capitalist economy
  • Analyse the managerial factors most closely associated with successful small firms

Table of Contents

1. Employment, The Small Firm and the Labour Market Edited by John Atkinson and David Storey. 2. Barriers to Growth in Small Firms Edited by J. Barber, J. S. Metcalfe and M. Porteous 3. Finance for Growing Enterprises Edited by Roger Buckland and Edward W. Davis. 4. Small Firms in Urban and Rural LocationsEdited by James Curran and David Storey 5. New Venture Formations in United States Manufacturing Thomas J. Dean 6. Small and Medium Size Enterprises and Regional Development Edited by Maria Giaoutzi, Peter Nijkamp and David J. Storey 7. Small Firms and Industrial Districts in Italy Edited by Edward Goodman and Julia Bamford, with Peter Saynor 8. Research Strategies for Small Businesses Donald E. Gudmundson 9. New Firms and Regional Development in Europe Edited by David Keeble and Egbert Wever 10. Marketing in Small Business Brian Kenny with Karen Dyson 11. Small Business Edited by Cyril Levicki 12. Industrial Relations in Small Firms Al Rainnie 13. Entrepreneurship and the New Firm David Storey 14. The Performance of Small Firms David Storey, Kevin Keasey, Robert Watson and Pooran Wynarczyk 15. The Small Firm David J. Storey 16. Understanding the Small Business Sector David J. Storey 17. Managerial Labour Markets in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Pooran Wynarczyk, Robert Watson, David Storey, Helen Short and Kevin Keasey

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