Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 22, October

College-Based Managerial and Technical Assistance for Small Business
A number of studies have shown that small, young firms (particularly innovative and high technology firms) are capable of creating more jobs and improving productivity to a greater extent than larger, older firms. Yet, all too frequently, small technical...
Compensation Options for Small Business Management
COMPENSATION OPTIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT INTRODUCTION Manager are the most important resource of any business, and countless hours have been spent considering ways to increase their effectiveness. Many feel that an effective compensation...
Export Trading Company Legislation: U.S. Response to Japanese Foreign Market Penetration
EXPORT TRADING COMPANY LEGISLATION: U.S. RESPONSE TO JAPANESE FOREIGN MARKET PENETRATION The great industrial might of the U.S. went unchallenged for many years, but as a result of changing priorities and spheres of influence, other countries, most...
Information Search Patterns among Hispanic Entrepreneurs
INFORMATION SEARCH PATTERNS AMONG HISPANIC ENTREPRENEURS The Hispanic population in the U.S. increased by 60.9 percent during the period from 1970 to 1980, as compared with 11.5 percent of the total U.S. population. In 1977, a Survey of Minority...
Job Design: Employee Satisfaction and Performance in Retail Stores
JOB DESIGN: EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION AND PERFORMANCE IN RETAIL STORES Millions of Americans are employed in the retailing industry. Each day they cope with many of the same enviornmental and work-related concerns as factory and office workers who have...
Small Business Personnel Practices
SMALL BUSINESS PERSONNEL PRACTICES INTRODUCTION A growing interest in small business personnel management is shared by personnel specialists and members of the small business community, as demonstrated by a number of recent articles in professional...
The Personal Liability of Officers Who Sign Corporate Checks
THE PERSONAL LIABILITY OF OFFICERS WHO SIGN CORPORATE CHECKS A check is the most common type of commercial paper in circulation today. A large number of checks are issued by corporations. These invariably bear the signature of an office authorized...
Using the Interview in Small Business
USING THE INTERVIEW IN SMALL BUSINESS The interview is one of the most commonly used employee selection methods, particularly in small businesses. Most small businesses focus on developing, producing, and marketing a product or service. Costs which...
Working Couples in Small Business
WORKING COUPLES IN SMALL BUSINESS Small business affords a golden opportunity for married couples who want to work together. Indeed, the living together-working together arrangement in small business is so common that the term "mom and pop store"...