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 studies, including:
* Chinese family business networks
* ethinic minority business networks
* Japanese and South Korean business group networks
* Taiwan's subcontracting networks
* European industrial districts
Network promotion initiatives in Singapore, New Zealand, Scandinavia and the UK are each discussed to provide a comprehensive comparative assessment of small business networks.
'The opening couple of chapters alone offer an excellent overview, and are strongly recommended as a source for anyone wanting to get up to speed on discussions of the role of networks and networking in relation to the small enterprise.' - James Curran, International Small Business Journal Vol. 18, No. 3, Issue No. 71, April-June 2000
'The book should be added to the required reading list for anybody interested in or contemplating research on, networks and networking and the small enterprise - James Curran, International Small Business Journal Vol. 18, No. 3, Issue No. 71, April-June 2000
There is a growing polarization in the international economy for companies to become either transnational corporations or small businesses. This dualism means the experience of the small business is quite different to that of a large corporation. The life of a small business is often shorter, riskier and more entwined with the personality of the entrepreneur. In this prestigious series, case-studies and the latest research are used to reveal the regional, national and international role of the small business.