Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 22, July

Bartering: A Creative Management Technique
BARTERING: A CREATIVE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUE INTRODUCTION Prior to the evolution of money as a medium of exchange, transactions necessarily involved an exchange of what one had for what one needed or wanted. These exchanges, or "barters," were...
Can Japanese Management Techniques Be Applied to American Small Business?
CAN JAPANESE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES BE APPLIED TO AMERICAN SMALL BUSINESS? INTRODUCTION In recent years Japanese management techniques have been very much in the limelight in the United States. Much has been written extolling the high productivity...
Financial Management and Capital Formation in Small Business
Financial Management and Capital Formation in Small Business Willingness to lend is a function of risk. The greater the risk associated with a venture, the less willing lenders tend to be to provide capital. Thus, capital formation is more difficult...
Financial Management of Inventory
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF INVENTORY Modern inventory management methods have not, until recently, been widely used by small businesses, even though the concepts are not difficult to understand or apply. Nevertheless, because small firms normally do...
MRP for Small Business
MRP FOR SMALL BUSINESS INTRODUCTION A functional definition of management would include mention of many processes, including planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. Some management decisions, such as those which entail changes...
New Product Management: In Search of Better Ideas
NEW PRODUCT MANAGEMENT: IN SEARCH OF BETTER IDEAS An effective marketing decision model can be generated by extending the new product idea decay curve, the familiar model of how companies develop new products. Use of this decay curve usually has...
New Shopper Profiles: Implications of Sunday Sales
NEW SHOPPER PROFILES: IMPLICATIONS OF SUNDAY SALES INTRODUCTION Over the past ten years, the country's major retail markets have begun to stay open for business on Sundays. Some thirty states, however, still have "Blue Laws" that ban certain...
Resources
RESOURCES The reference materials annotated below were selected to provide those interested in new directions for small business with sources for further reading. The editors welcome notice of recent publications in the general area of small business...
Small Business Policy: Subsidization, Neutrality, or Discrimination
SMALL BUSINESS POLICY: SUBSIDIZATION, NEUTRALITY, OR DISCRIMINATION The starting point for this article is the question: "Is it a valid policy goal for a government agency, like the U.S. Small Business Administration, to provide loan guarantees,...
Will Enterprise Zones Work?
WILL ENTERPRISE ZONES WORK? INTRODUCTION In an effort to stimulate employment and the revitalization of depressed areas, the Reagan Administration recently presented a program to Congress for the formation of Enterprise Zones. The program proposed...
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