Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 25, April

Distinctive Competence and Competitive Advantage
DISTINCTIVE COMPETENCE AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE Strategic planning refers to a firm's efforts to monitor, understand, and adapt to a changing environment in order to establish and maintain a favorable competitive position. Recently, attention has...
Entrepreneurial Academics - How Can We Tell When the Field Is Getting Somewhere?
ENTREPRENEURIAL ACADEMICS--HOW CAN WE TELL WHEN THE FIELD IS GETTING SOMEWHERE?* Complacency is a temptation for scholars in the field of entrepreneurship. The subject is an enjoyable one and some accomplishments in it are easy to come by. Yet if...
Expansion Planning for Small Retail Firms
EXPANSION PLANNING FOR SMALL RETAIL FIRMS At some point in the life of a successful retailer, the question of expansion arises. While retailing is one of the last strongholds of the small owner-run business, current economic and market trends make...
Export Behavior of Small Swedish Firms
EXPORT BEHAVIOR OF SMALL SWEDISH FIRMS The value of Swedish exports in 1984 was $26.7 billion, representing 27.3 percent of the gross domestic product. During 1977-1982, the average annual volume increase in exports was 3.52 percent, while the increase...
Marketing and the Small Manufacturing Firm in Scotland: Finds of a Pilot Survey
MARKETING AND THE SMALL MANUFACTURING FIRM IN SCOTLAND: FINDINGS OF A PILOT SURVEY The small firms sector has been seen by the British Government as a means of helping to solve economic problems in the United Kingdom. As branch plants of many multi-nationals...
Small Business Concepts and Their Relationship to Performance: A Field Study of Retail Service Stations
SMALL BUSINESS CONCEPTS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO PERFORMANCE: A FIELD STUDY OF RETAIL SERVICE STATIONS Why are some firms successful and others not? This question has generated many academic theories and pragmatic prescriptions from experts in...
Small Retailers and Sunday Sales
SMALL RETAILERS AND SUNDAY SALES In 321 A.D., Roman Emperor Constantine the Great ordered all Romans except farmers to rest on the "day of the sun.' The Pilgrims brought the idea to America and honored the sabbath. By the late 1800s, metropolitan...
The Roll of Microcomputers in Small Business Marketing
THE ROLE OF MICROCOMPUTERS IN SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Two major trends appear to be taking shape in American business and the field of business education. First, there is an overwhelming interest in entrepreneurship, and second, technology has had...
The Status of Marketing in Nigerian Small Business
THE STATUS OF MARKETING IN NIGERIAN SMALL BUSINESSES The neglect of marketing in developing countries appears to be most acute among small businesses. In this exploratory study, an attempt was made to assess the practice of marketing in small businesses...
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