Originally published in 1983, this book reviews trends in the small-firm sector. The areas chosen cover the full spectrum of economic development. Part 1 deals with case studies from the USA, Japan, the UK, Australia, Germany and Sweden. In Part 2 Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Africa are surveyed. In all cases the authors review the variety of definitions used for the small-firm sector and present such data as are available on the changing importance of the sector. This is followed by a review of the roles of small firms in each of the economies.
Part 1 1. Introduction to Part 1: Advanced Industrial Economies David J. Storey 2. The United States of America James H. Thompson and Dennis R. Leyden 3. Japan Douglas Anthony 4. The United Kingdom Michael Cross 5. Australia Brian Johns 6. Federal Republic of Germany Chris Hull 7. Sweden Leif Linmark Part 2 8. Introduction to Part 2: Newly-Developed and Less-Developed Areas David Storey 9. South East Asia Tan Thiam Soon 10. Africa Philip Neck