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. 9, No. 2, October

1996 in Review: What Kind of a Year Was It for Small Business in Terms of Regulatory Reform?
ABSTRACTThis manuscript outlines new laws enacted by Congress in 1996 relevant to small business and analyzes their impact. In terms of regulatory reforms, 1996 was actually a relatively good year for the entrepreneur.The first and most significant legislative...
A Qualitative Study of the Management Practices of Rapid-Growth Entrepreneurial Firms
ABSTRACTAlthough practitioner magazines like Fortune and Inc. often write about rapid-growth firms, very little academic research has focused on this topic. To build theory in this area, this study developed theoretical models of the management practices...
Enterprise One to One: Tools for Competing in the Interactive Age
Don Peppers & Martha Rogers, Ph.D. (1997) Enterprise One to One: Tools for Competing in the Interactive Age, NY: Currency/Doubleday, ISBN: 0-385-48205-1.When I taught marketing strategy last fall, I had this student who already had a Ph.D. in pharmacology....
Notes from the Editors
Like all business concerns, small businesses pass through various developmental stages. Some small businesses rapidly progress from birth to death; still others enjoy a long run. If any theme characterizes the articles in the current issue of JBE, it...
Perceptions of "Downsized" Employees Considering Entrepreneurship
ABSTRACTThis study explored the views of a subpopulation of potential entrepreneurs: employees displaced by downsizing. Theory from job loss research suggests that these individuals are reacting to their loss, a motivation different from many other entrepreneurs,...
Rural Retailing: Behavioral Research Results and Implications for Managerial Strategy
ABSTRACTThe truly "small-town " retailer is often ignored in the retailing literature. This paper reviews results from three selected marketing research case studies emerging from the problems of particular rural retailers. The implications of these...
Small Business and Fraud: An Exploratory Study of Small Manufacturers
ABSTRACTSmall businesses are increasingly becoming the victims of business frauds. The present study surveyed 939 small manufacturers operating within the state of Georgia. Theft and misuse of business equipment were the most frequently reported types...
Struggling to Survive: The Case of Independent Pharmacies
ABSTRACTThis research examines an industry segment that is facing a hostile environment caused by sociological and technological changes. We test theories derived from organizational ecology and strategic management that attempt to explain how organizations...
Year One Performance: The Role of Small Business Owners Behavioral Profiles in Determining the Initial Success of the Business
ABSTRACTSince the business start-up strongly reflects the wishes and behavioral choices of the founder, it is important to focus on the behavioral choices of this person. Past research has suggested that two critical behavioral dimensions that impact...