Academic journal article Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship

Notes from the Editors

Academic journal article Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship

Notes from the Editors

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Every issue of this journal is characterized by a number of salient characteristics, such as depth of coverage, breadth of coverage, diversity, and focus. This issue targets numerous major trends and emerging issues that now confront small business and entrepreneurship.

JoAnn Carland, James Carland, and Wayne Stewart, Jr. report on entrepreneurs who engage in multiple ventures. The authors have examined major differences between entrepreneurs who owned and operated one or two ventures with those associated with numerous ventures. The results produce some very interesting conclusions.

Todd Finkle and Dan French analyze initial public offerings in the Internet industry. They sought, via an analysis of secondary financial data, to determine if underpricing takes place in the after-market for these public offerings.

Marilyn Young and Christine Thurlow Brenner have examined assistance needs of women entrepreneurs as compared to their male counterparts. Their mail questionnaire study indicated that numerous women failed to use available information sources. The outcome of the study should be useful to information providers.

Charles Hegji and Philip Gregorowicz focused on the degree to which importing or exporting aid in small business growth. secondary data for the state of Alabama reveals insights that should prove useful to smaller firms who are considering importing and exporting opportunities as means of enhancing the financial viability of their enterprises. …

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