Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship

Articles on small business and entrepreneurship cover marketing, management, finance, accounting, applied information technology, and business law.

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 3, October

A Behavioral Intervention Approach for Small Business Consultants: Implementing Forecasting Techniques
ABSTRACTOver the last twenty years a variety of quantitative forecasting techniques have been developed and applied in organizations as diverse as manufacturing, marketing, and service concerns. Large firms typically have specific staff positions allocated...
A Longitudinal Analysis of Marketing Factors Related to Small Business Success
ABSTRACTThis manuscript reports on a study of marketing factors that were found frequently in a sample of profitable and unprofitable companies. The study involves a comparison of data from 1990 with other data from 1980. It indicates that profitable...
An Empirical Examination of the Stages of Development of Family Business
ABSTRACTResearch in family business has produced several stages of development models. Generally, these models have been developed through case research with historical or anecdotal data. This paper reports successful classification of family businesses...
A Study of Exporting and Non-Exporting Small Manufacturing Firms
ABSTRACTThis study examines the export involvement of 118 small manufacturing firms in Wisconsin. A survey was conducted with small manufacturers inquiring about their planning activities, perceived competitive advantages, managerial attitudes, and size...
Flexible Benefit Plans: An Option for Small Employers?
ABSTRACTOnce the exclusive domain of large organizations, flexible benefit plans (flex plans) or cafeteria plans are now being implemented in smaller organizations. The skepticism of the past is being put aside as small employers discover that these...
Improving Cash Management in the Small Firm: A Risk Adjusted Approach
ABSTRACTSome firms use some form of cash budgeting. However, the authors, in consulting with over 300 small businesses, have found that most small firms use little or none. Even those that do rarely attempt to adjust cash on hand for risk as measured...
Letter from the Editors
We recently got a call from a subscriber who said that TEE is the "best journal in the field." We like to think so, and all our efforts are devoted to ensuring that JBE gains in reputation and relevance with each new issue. Much as the editors would...
Productivity Measurements That Can Help Manage Physical Distribution Costs
ABSTRACTThis paper presents some transportation cost and utilization ratios developed by the author. Physical distribution costs affect almost every company, and the productivity ratios illustrated here can be employed in many environments. These costs...
Specifying Success Measures within a Performance Domain
ABSTRACTThe current body of small business research contains many studies which rely on a quantification of a construct called success. However, no real consensus exists as to how this construct should be measured. This study empirically verifies that...
Strategic Management Planning for the Successful Family Business
ABSTRACTPerhaps the most critical factor associated with the continued operation or extended life of the family-owned business is succession planning. Survival could be significantly increased if owners and members of the succeeding generation (family...