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. 16, No. 1, March

An American Entrepreneur Manages across the Life Cycle
ABSTRACTEntrepreneurship research points to the need for professional mangers as organizations move into a more mature stage of the business life cycle. This paper explores the successful navigation of all phases of the life cycle, excluding decline,...
Brand versus Dealership Purchase Intentions: The Role of Product Involvement and Consumer Ethnocentrism in Consumer Decision Making at the Retail Level
ABSTRACTRegression analysis is used to explore which of several hierarchy of effects predictors determine the formation of brand versus dealership purchase intentions. A between-subjects design exposed retail consumers to comparative versus noncomparative...
Examining Sme Internationalization Motives as an Extension of Competitive Strategy
ABSTRACTA number of arguments are presented that propose a theoretical relationship between a SME's environmental perceptions, performance, and competitive approach with their motives for internationalization. Data from 176 firms were used to test these...
From "Push or Pull" to "Push Comes to Shove": Entrepreneurs' E-Commerce Strategic Orientation and Initiatives
ABSTRACTAs more entrepreneurs integrate new business models into their organizations, it is important to investigate the process of how their perceptions and attitudes influence major changes in the adoption of new e-commerce technologies. Our study...
Taking a Small Business Online: A Systematic Approach
ABSTRACTHistorically, small businesses have been slow in taking advantage of electronic commerce (e-commerce) opportunities offered by the Internet. The dot-com meltdown only served to further impede development of web applications by small firms. Recently,...
Teaching Ethical Decision-Making to Students of Small Business
ABSTRACTToday's news media are once again filled with stories concerning the escalating levels of ethics violations in American business. Although much of the concern is directed at large corporation, in the day-to-day activities of small business, owners...
The Role of Education and Experience in Small Firm Access to Bank Loans: Is There a Link?
ABSTRACTPrior research has revealed a link between human capital variables, specifically the educational level and prior experience of firm owners, and small firm survival and performance. This article examines the link between these same human capital...
THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT AND NGOs IN LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY OF CONWAY, ARKANSAS
ABSTRACTThe purpose of this research project was to identify what the City of Conway and the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) of Conway could do to enhance Arkansas economic development. Unfortunately, complacency was identified as the greatest...