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Small Business and Society (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By David Goss

Routledge

176 pages

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Description

When this book was first published in 1991, political ideology had thrust small-firm issues to the forefront of attempts to revitalize the British economy. In the Thatcher years the emphasis had been on individual enterprise and initiative with the number of small firms increasing rapidly. This was reflected in the growth in the number of specialist studies analysis small-firm revivalism.

Small Business and Society clarifies the issues and debates that surround the small business and its place in society. In particular, the complex nature of its social role is examined: on the one hand, the entrepreneur can be seen as the innovator exploiting free-market capitalism to strengthen the economy; on the other, employment conditions and industrial relations are said to suffer. Moreover, the growing importance of ‘green’ issues now brings into question the extent to which the small firm benefits the environment. This book will be of interest to students of business and sociology.

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Theories of small business and society 2. The empirical investigation of UK small business 3. Small business and the entrepreneur 4. Employment relations in small firms 5. Alternative forms of small business 6. Small business, new technology and innovation 7. Small business policy 8. Conclusions; Notes; References; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS020000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Business Development
BUS025000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
BUS060000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Small Business
BUS079000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General