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Small Firms and Network Economies





ISBN 9781138863941
Published November 30, 2014 by Routledge
256 Pages

 
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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.

Reviews

'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