Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 2, April

An Empirical Investigation of the Production Function of the Family Firm
The causal effects of various firm ownership structures on such performance measures as economic growth, production efficiency, and shareholder value are not well-developed in the field of economics, or any field for that matter. While Demsetz (1983)...
An Exploration into Home-Based Businesses: Data from Textile Artists
There was a time in history when artists and craftsmen of all types made a living by producing and selling their customized products or services. The Industrial Revolution dramatically changed this way of life for the artist when products and services...
Determinants of Human Resource Management Practices in Small Firms: Some Evidence from Atlantic Canada
Researchers with an interest in human resource management have often limited their investigation to large firms (Storey 1992). However, observers have recently called for more work examining human resource issues within small and medium-sized businesses...
Effects of Community Characteristics, Business Environment, and Competitive Strategies on Rural Retail Business Performance
The financial viability of rural retail businesses has become a major concern of economic and community development specialists (Ayres, Leistritz, and Stone 1992) due to a decline in the ability to capture the purchasing power of trade area residents....
The Cooperative Movement in the Midst of Economic Chaos: The Guyanese Experience
The institution of cooperatives is one much-discussed means by which small business may be aided and the economy developed. Guyana plunged headlong into the cooperative movement following its rash into political independence in 1966. Cooperatives were...
The Relationship between SME Cooperation and Market Concentration: Evidence from Small Retailers in the Netherlands
Because of the advantages in economies of scale, large firms tend to dominate many markets, leading to the demise of small firms. However, commercial cooperation gives SMEs similar opportunities to harvest scale economies, which, in combination with...
U.S. Sexual Harassment Law: Implications for Small Businesses
Over the last several years, a significant amount of research has been dedicated to government policy issues affecting U.S. small businesses. The focus of this vein of research has included the general concern of government policy (Kirk, Franklin, and...
Waiting for Direction in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
During an embargo against the newly independent state of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), some entrepreneurs made fortunes by smuggling, while other individuals went abroad, where they acquired entrepreneurial skills pertinent to legitimate...

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