Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 2, April

A Comparison of Determinants for Business Start-Up in the US and Korea
This study compares Korean and U.S. small businesses in terms of (1) owner/manager and firm characteristics and (2) the relative importance placed on determinants of business start-up. The U.S. and Korean firms were each further divided in terms of...
A Gender-Based Performance Analysis of Micro and Small Enterprises in Java, Indonesia [*]
Micro- and Small Enterprises in Java The Republic of Indonesia, a geographically diverse country with a population of 207 million, has been able to achieve high rates of economic growth. However, despite three decades of rapid growth, the economic...
Business Growth and Performance and the Financial Reporting Practices of Australian Manufacturing SMEs [*]
This article describes an exploratory study of the impact of financial reporting practices upon business growth and performance outcomes amongst small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) engaged in manufacturing in Australia. The study is able to establish...
Gender Comparisons in Strategic Decision-Making: An Empirical Analysis of the Entrepreneurial Strategy Matrix
The strategic decision-making of male and female small businesspersons and entrepreneurs has been investigated in prior research, but the findings are mixed. This article reports on a gender comparison testing of the Entrepreneurial Strategy Matrix,...
Organizational Learning: An Empirical Assessment of Process in Small U.K. Manufacturing Firms
Organizational learning is increasingly being mentioned in the literature as a mechanism for assisting small firm survival. There exists, however, limited empirical evidence to validate the benefits claimed for the concept. A survey of small U.K. manufacturing...
Private Sector Management: The Case of Russia
In the past decade, Russia has been moving from economic and political socialism toward economic and political democracy characterized by market principles of supply and demand. Until August 1998, Russia's small business sector was growing rapidly...
Technological Scanning by Small Canadian Manufacturers
Given that in many industries new production and information technologies have fundamentally changed the way in which firms must operate and compete, the technological aspect of environmental scanning has become a critical success factor for many small...
The Use of Franchising by U.S.-Based Retailers
The question of whether to franchise or to own has received much research interest in recent years. Two popular approaches used to explain the proportion of franchising (PF) in the franchisor's system are resource-scarcity and agency theories. This...
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