Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 1, January

Adaptation of the Business Concept over Time: The Case of Historically Disadvantaged South African Owner/Managers
Having recognized an opportunity, some founders of start-up ventures are able to specify a business concept that succeeds with virtually no modification. However, it seems more likely that one of the following scenarios develops in the majority of...
Competing Effectively: Environmental Scanning, Competitive Strategy, and Organizational Performance in Small Manufacturing Firms
Environmental scanning is generally viewed by strategic management scholars as a prerequisite for formulating effective business strategies. Moreover, effective scanning of the environment is seen as necessary to the successful alignment of competitive...
Creating Entrepreneurs in India
The combination of historical factors--including the caste system, British occupation, cultural values, and government regulations--have limited innovative entrepreneurship in India. More recently, efforts have focused on changing the cultural mind...
Entrepreneurial Qualities: A Case from Russia
Studying the contrast between business conditions in post-communist countries and conditions in established market economies raises important questions about the validity of some Western views on entrepreneurship when applied to the situation in former...
Market Orientation and Other Potential Influences on Performance in Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturing Firms
This article seeks to provide managers in small manufacturing firms with results regarding significant factors related to performance. Results indicate that, compared to strategy selection, firm size, or industry characteristics, market orientation...
The Importance of Community Values in Small Business Strategy Formation: Evidence from Rural Iowa [*]
The aim of this research was to test whether small business owners and managers could be clustered on the basis of their values toward their community and whether cluster designation was significantly related to the kind of business strategies employed....
The Late Show: The Effects of AfterHours Accessibility on the Performance of Small Retailers [*]
How should small retailers best leverage their limited resources for maximum effect? In this article, we address this question as it concerns small store hours of operation. Drawing on niche theory, we advance a strategy of extraordinary accessibility...
Volunteers Assisting SMEs in Russia: The Citizens Democracy Corp [*]
The Citizens Democracy Corps (CDC) is an American, economic development organization that is committed to the nurturing of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the former Soviet Union. By providing access to an entrepreneurial network, consisting...
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