Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 1, January

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: A Small Business Dilemma
ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME: A SMALL BUSINESS DILEMMA The AIDS virus continues to infect tens of thousands and wreak havoc on untold lives throughout the world. The U.S. Public Health Service estimates that 54,000 Americans will die from...
A Rejoinder and Update to Ward: The Continuing Saga of Employee Drug Testing
A REJOINDER AND UPDATE TO WARD: THE CONTINUING SAGA OF EMPLOYEE DRUG TESTING In an article entitled "Employee Drug Testing: Aalberts and Walker Revisited," which also appears in this issue, Edward A. Ward (1991) asserts various concerns he has about...
Defining Entrepreneurship
DEFINING ENTREPRENEURSHIP We continue to know very little about entrepreneurs, even though there is much interest and many publications on the subject. Much of the material is fragmented and highly controversial. For example, self-employed individuals...
Employee Drug Testing: Aalberts and Walker Revisited
EMPLOYEE DRUG TESTING: AALBERTS AND WALKER REVISITED In discussing types of drug tests, Aalberts and Walker (1988) gave a succinct description of the widely used enzyme multiplied immunoassay technique (EMIT) test. According to Bible (1987), EMIT...
Entrepreneurship and Competitive Strategy for the 1990's
Entrepreneurship and Competitive Strategy for the 1990's Numerous macroscopic changes are expected to transform the business environment of the 1990's. In fact, it is anticipated that the ethos of entrepreneurship l will be pervasive among successful...
Franchising and Franchisee Behavior: An Examination of Opinions, Personal Characteristics, and Motives of Canadian Franchisee Entrepreneurs
FRANCHISING AND FRANCHISEE BEHAVIOR: AN EXAMINATION OF OPINIONS, PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS, AND MOTIVES OF CANADIAN FRANCHISEE ENTERPRENEURS Over the past few years, many of the new enterprises that have been emerging in Canada are franchises. A wide...
Negligent Hiring: Headaches for the Small Businessperson
NEGLIGENT HIRING: HEADACHES FOR THE SMALL BUSINESSPERSON There continues to be a large number of lawsuits challenging employer hiring practices in the United States today. Often the basis of these lawsuits is a claim that in the hiring process the...
Simultaneity of Value and Non-Cash Expenses in Small Business Valuation
SIMULTANEITY OF VALUE AND NON-CASH EXPENSES IN SMALL BUSINESS VALUATION There are many approaches to valuing a small business, ranging from simple rules of thumb, such as gross revenue multipliers, to more sophisticated techniques such as discounted...
Social Responsibility and Small Business: Suggestions for Research
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND SMALL BUSINESS: SUGGESTIONS FOR RESEARCH Over the last three decades, managers and scholars have been searching for a better understanding of corporations' social responsibility, or the pros and cons of business involvement...
The Advantages and Disadvantages of ESOP's: A Long-Range Analysis
THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ESOP'S: A LONG-RANGE ANALYSIS An ESOP, or Employee Stock Ownership Plan, is a qualified retirement plan which can be used to provide employee stock ownership and, at the same time, advance a number of other objectives....
Will Small Business Be the Answer for Developing Economies?
WILL SMALL BUSINESS BE THE ANSWER FOR DEVELOPING ECONOMIES? There is great excitement in small business circles about political, social, and economic developments taking place around the world. Of particular interest are developments in Eastern Europe...
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