This book, originally published in 1988, analyzes the regional importance of small and medium sized enterprises, supplmenting a discussion of key issues in both regional development and th eeconomics of small firms with a wide range of national case studies from Sweden, the Netherlands, the UK, Greece, Spain, Israel and Indonesia.
1. Small is Beautiful – The Regional Importance of Small-Scale Activities Maria Giaoutzi, Peter Nijkamp and David J. Storey Part 1: The Regional Importance of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises 2. Innovation, Entrepreneurship and the Role of Small and Medium-Sized Industries: A Long-Term View Luis Suarez-Villa 3. Innovation and Technology Strategy: Competitive New-Technology Firms and Industries Morgan D. Thomas 4. The role of Innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and the Revival of Traditionally Industrial Regions Denis Maillat 5. Business formationa nd Regional Development: Some Major Issues Manfred M. Fischer 6. High Technology, Small Firms and Regional Economic Development: A Question of Balance? Neil Alderman, Pooran Wynarczyk and Alfred T. Thwaites 7. The Regional Development Potential of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A European Perspective Peter Nijkamp, Theo Alsters and Ronald van der Mark 8. The Role of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in European Job creation: Key Issues for Policy and Research David J. Storey Part 2: Case Studies 9. The Role of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Regional Development: Conclusions Drawn From Recent Surveys Phillipe Aydalot 10. The Role of Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturing Plants in Regional Employment – A Swedish Perspective Charlie Karlsson 11. Regional Economic Potential in the Netherlands: Approaches to Empirical Research, with Special Reference to Small and Medium-Sized Firm Piet H. Pellenburg 13. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the Regional Distribution of Industry in Spain: A New Stage Juan R. Cuadrado Roura 14. Regional Dimensions of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Greece Maria Giaoutzi 15. Trends in Migration and Characteristics of Entrepreneurs in the National Periphery of Israel Gabriel Lipshitz 16. Rural Small-Scale Industry in Developing Countries: Indonesian Experiences Piet Rietveld