Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 2, April

An Analysis of New Product Ideas in Small Business
AN ANALYSIS OF NEW PRODUCT IDEAS IN SMALL BUSINESS Like other organizations, many small enterprises depend on new products and services for prosperity and survival. As established product offerings mature, rivals produce innovations and customers...
An Analysis of the Use of Accounting Information by Australian Small Business
AN ANALYSIS OF THE USE OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION BY AUSTRALIAN SMALL BUSINESS Small business owner/managers rarely have ready acces to all of the information and skills one might regard as ideal for conducting all aspects of their businesses. Recent...
Commercial Nonprofits, Untaxed Entrepreneurialism, and "Unfair Competition"
COMMERCIAL NONPROFITS, UNTAXED ENTREPRENEURIALISM, AND "UNFAIR COMPETITION" In August 1986, delegates to the White House Conference on Small Business alleged that "unfair competition" was being waged by nonprofit and governmental organizations that...
Entry of the Next Generation: Strategic Challenge for Family Business
ENTRY OF THE NEXT GENERATION: STRATEGIC CHALLENGE FOR FAMILY BUSINESS Planning for the integration of the younger generation into the family firm is an issue of strategic importance, although offering challenges and finding a place for younger family...
Export Strategy for Small Business
EXPORT STRATEGY FOR SMALL BUSINESS Exporting is increasingly seen as an opportunity for corporate growth and increased profitability among small-to medium-sized firms in many industries. Many U.S. markets have become or are becoming international,...
Relationship between Small Business Growth and Personal Characteristics of Owner-Managers in Australia
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF OWNER/MANAGERS IN AUSTRALIA The psychology of entrepreneurs has been a topic of interest for small business and entrepreneurship research since McClelland's pioneering investigation...
The Profits of Nonprofits: Unfair Competition in the Computer Software and Audiovisual Industries
THE PROFITS OF NONPROFITS: UNFAIR COMPETITION IN THE COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND AUDIOVISUAL INDUSTRIES At the 1986 White House Conference on Small Business, "unfair competition" by governmental and commercial nonprofit enterprises (CNEs) was judged to...
The Sales Conversion Index: A Method for Analyzing Small Business Market Opportunities
THE SALES CONVERSION INDEX: A METHOD FOR ANALYZING SMALL BUSINESS MARKET OPPORTUNITIES The risk inherent in business location, expansion, or site closing decisions cannot be eliminated, but it can be minimized through sound market analysis. For example,...
Understanding and Encouraging Entrepreneurship Internationally
UNDERSTANDING AND ENCOURAGING ENTREPRENEURSHIP INTERNATIONALLY Suddenly, all over the world, entrepreneurs are the good guys! Not the individuals who sit on their accumulated wealth, counting dividend checks, but those who create local jobs, commercialize...