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Routledge Studies in Entrepreneurship and Small Business


About the Series

Entrepreneurship is a widely-used term that has gained traction in modern academic discourse. This series aims to contribute to the knowledge and conceptualization of entrepreneurship in modern society from a variety of lenses. It promotes research and enquiry on the economic, social, cultural and personal dimensions of entrepreneurship for academic, practitioner and policy audiences. Publications in this series originate from different perspectives on the field including, though not exclusive to, studies that examine entrepreneurship as an activity – the launch of a small business, for example - a mindset and attitude, and having a specific spatial and temporal context. The research methods may draw upon primary and secondary sources or be conceptual, thus using a variety of methodological approaches. Hence, the series includes studies that cover a diverse range of conceptual, empirical and scholarly topics to both inform the field and push the boundaries of our understanding of entrepreneurship further.

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Information Technology and Competitive Advantage in Small Firms

Information Technology and Competitive Advantage in Small Firms

1st Edition

By Brian Webb, Frank Schlemmer
February 27, 2015

Does Information Technology matter? This book argues that even as Information Technology hardware, software, data and associated processes are becoming more of a commodity, it has never been more important to manage Information Technology as a strategic asset. However, managing Information ...

Small Firms and Network Economies

Small Firms and Network Economies

1st Edition

By Martin Perry
December 01, 2014

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 ...

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development in Post-Socialist Economies

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development in Post-Socialist Economies

1st Edition

By David Smallbone, Friederike Welter
June 13, 2012

This book examines entrepreneurship and small business in Russia and key countries of Eastern Europe, showing how far small businesses have developed, and discusses how far 'market reforms' and a market mentality have been taken up by ordinary people in the real everyday economy. For each of the ...

Corporate Venture Capital Bridging the Equity Gap in the Small Business Sector

Corporate Venture Capital: Bridging the Equity Gap in the Small Business Sector

1st Edition

By Kevin McNally
December 08, 2011

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 ...

The Management of Small and Medium Enterprises

The Management of Small and Medium Enterprises

1st Edition

Edited By Matthias Fink, Sascha Kraus
March 17, 2011

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 ...

The Internationalization of Small Firms A Strategic Entrepreneurship Perspective

The Internationalization of Small Firms: A Strategic Entrepreneurship Perspective

1st Edition

By Shameen Prashantham
February 08, 2011

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 ...

The Foundations of Small Business Enterprise An Entrepreneurial Analysis of Small Firm Inception and Growth

The Foundations of Small Business Enterprise: An Entrepreneurial Analysis of Small Firm Inception and Growth

1st Edition

By Gavin Reid
August 10, 2010

This volume is an excellent addition to Routledge’s Studies in Small Business series. In this extended and novel entrepreneurial analysis of small firm inception and growth, a leading authority in the field develops a new kind of ‘micro-micro’ analysis, applying rigorous methods from economics...

Managing Labour in Small Firms

Managing Labour in Small Firms

1st Edition

Edited By Susan Marlow, Dean Patton, Monder Ram
December 17, 2004

The majority of employees currently working in the private sector are now employed in small firms, yet little is known about their working conditions. This collection of essays addresses this gap. Based on theoretical analysis supported by contemporary empirical evidence, the book explores key ...

Intellectual Property and Innovation Management in Small Firms

Intellectual Property and Innovation Management in Small Firms

1st Edition

By Robert Blackburn
September 25, 2003

Intellectual property protection is increasingly becoming a central issue for businesses. This book provides a wealth of original research on intellectual property management in small and medium sized enterprises, while also addressing the context of innovation and knowledge management....

Understanding the Small Family Business

Understanding the Small Family Business

1st Edition

Edited By Denise Fletcher
October 11, 2002

It is estimated that family businesses comprise between 60-90 % of all firms in Europe and the United States. This book makes an important contribution to the understanding of small family firms by bringing together a number of key themes in management/organisation studies. Reviewing a range of ...

Small Firm Formation and Regional Economic Development

Small Firm Formation and Regional Economic Development

1st Edition

By Mike Danson
March 27, 1996

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 ...

The Quality Business Quality Issues in the Smaller Firm

The Quality Business: Quality Issues in the Smaller Firm

1st Edition

By Robert Blackburn, James Curran, Julian North
January 22, 1998

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 ...

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