Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 2, April

A Longitudinal Investigation of the Impact of Family Background and Gender on Interest in Small Firm Ownership
Entrepreneurs and small business owners have received a considerable amount of research attention. Much of this research has focused on how these individuals are different from the non-entrepreneurs, particularly how they differ with regard to personal...
A Personality Profile of Canadian Informal Investors
Firms that require small amounts of equity capital often depend on wealthy individuals who invest their personal funds directly in the small businesses of other individuals. Such people are known as informal investors, or as "business angels," and have...
Boomerang Entrepreneurs: Hong Kong to Canada and Back
Life in Hong Kong Life is good in Hong Kong. Per capita, Hong Kongers drink the most cognac; drive the most Mercedes Benz cars (the highest Mercedes Benz market share in the world, over 12.5 percent of the colony's private cars); export the most textiles,...
Outsourcing
Many businesses today are cutting back on operations to focus on the core business, reorganizing their business practices by downsizing, restructuring or re-engineering, and contracting out various functions and tasks. Outsourcing (or contracting out...
Participation Patterns of Women in Franchising
There is increasing evidence that women are becoming more active in franchising. The proportion of franchised units owned by women has grown 68 percent, from 11 percent of all units in 1986 to 18.5 percent in 1992 (The State of Small Business 1990)....
Quality Management in Large vs Small Firms
An Empirical Investigation In the 1980s, the Japanese successfully produced high quality products at relatively low cost, thus capturing a large share of the global market in critical industries such as automotive and electronics. This led to a change...
Small-Firm Success and Supplier Relations in the Australian Boat-Building Industry: A Contrast of Two Regions
This article tests the hypothesis that a clustered grouping of small firms situated in a region where the industry is expanding is more likely to have developed progressive relations with its suppliers than its counterparts situated in a region where...
Static Economic Theory, Empirical Evidence, and the Evaluation of Small Business Assistance Programs
A Reply to Wood In a recent article in the Journal of Small Business Management, William C. Wood (1994) criticizes existing methods of evaluating the economic impact of small business assistance programs in the United States and Canada (for example,...
The Small Producer in the French Food Distribution Channel
As in many European countries, the food retailing industry in France is dominated today by a few powerful companies who impose their terms of purchase on the other members of the distribution channel, and more specifically, on manufacturers. A supplier...
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