Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 4, October

Increasing the Efficiency of National Export Promotion Programs: The Case of Norwegian Exporters
Encouraging exports is a primary concern of most governments. In the United States, the Department of Commerce has many programs devoted to the development and nurturing of beginning exporters. Substantial resources are devoted to export promotion...
Quality Management by Small Manufacturers in Korea: An Exploratory Study
The Korean manufacturing industry has made a significant contribution to the spectacular economic growth in Korea during the last three decades. Recently, however, most Korean firms have suffered from declining competitiveness in global markets. Foreign...
Small but Not Independent: SMEs in Japan
Central to the Japanese belief system are the concepts of obligation, indebtedness, and loyalty, all of which reinforce the very important notion of harmony for the common good. The individual in Japan is always conscious of belonging to a group. Whereas...
Success Factors of Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Taiwan: An Analysis of Cases
Small- and medium-sized enterprises exert a strong influence on the economies of all countries, particularly in the fast-changing and increasingly competitive global market (Anaroni 1994; Drilhon and Estime 1993). They have been a major engine of economic...
The Impact of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) on SMEs: Summary of Eight British Case Studies
Electronic data interchange (EDI) has its roots in Morse code and the telegraph technology of the 19th century. In its present form, it dates from the 1980's and is a product of the synthesis of information and telecommunication technologies. EDI can...
The Relationship between Planning Sophistication and Performance in Small Businesses
Interest in the relationship between planning and organizational performance began in the late 1960s. Although a large body of this research has concentrated on large firms, numerous articles in academic publications as well as practitioner-oriented...
The Role of Relational Exchange between Exporters and Importers Evidence from Small and Medium-Sized Australian Exporters
With the internationalization of the market place, many transactions involve the transfer of goods and service across national boundaries. When marketers deal with customers in a foreign market, they encounter differences in language, consumer attitudes,...
The Role of Scale in Franchise Success: Evidence from the Travel Industry
The objective of this study is to examine two questions central to research on franchising. First, is there a systematic performance differential between franchise outlets and similar independent businesses? Second, if as expected, franchise outlets...
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