Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 4, October

An Empirical Investigation of Health Care Coverage and Costs in U.S. Small Businesses
The United States government provides no comprehensive health care system for its citizens. Although the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs have made health insurance available to the elderly and poor, the majority of working Americans depend on...
A Study of the Ethical Values of Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Small Business Owners
Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped, but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment (Twain 1962, 156). The insightful, yet admittedly cynical Mark Twain was speaking of small town life at the turn of...
EC Product and Service Standards
The formation of the European Community (EC) from the Common Market Countries has created a free trade zone through the elimination of trade barriers. Products that can be sold in any country can be sold in all countries if the manufacturer has attained...
Lending to Small Business in Malaysia
Empirical research has found lack of capital to be one of the main causes of small business failure (Fredland 1976, DiPietro and Sawhney 1977, Peterson and Shulman 1987). For many Malaysian small business owners, this lack of capital results from their...
Linking Small Business Management with Entrepreneurial Growth
This study examines growth in small businesses and whether the management of growth varies in a predictable manner. As a complement to the traditional notion of entrepreneurship as enterprise formation or birth (Schumpeter 1934), firm growth or expansion...
Market Definition in Technology-Based Industry: A Comparative Study of Small versus Non-Small Companies
Although market definition is a foundation for selection of a business strategy, it is often misunderstand or neglected by management. Many companies rely on intuitive, cursory, or incomplete analyses in market selection decisions. Firms may limit market...
Perceptions of U.S. Manufacturing SMEs concerning Exporting: A Comparison Based on Export Experience
Growth in the volume of exports by U.S. firms is desirable because it creates more jobs and leads to a higher standard of living in the United States. Since the U.S. contains just 5 percent of the world's population, relatively vast potential markets...
Resources
Barter and, more recently, countertrading have become successful ways of doing business. Barter involves the direct exchange of goods for goods of equal value. Over the years, the actual process of battering has changed. For example, rather than trading...
SBDC, SBI, and SCORE in the Emerald Isle: Management Assistance Programs in Ireland
SBDC, SBI, and SCORE are familiar terms to readers of this journal. Since these terms have been developed in an American context, some may assume that small business management assistance programs such as the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC),...
The Ethical Perceptions of Small Business Owners: A Factor Analytic Study
According to Donaldson and Werhane (1993, 2), the word "ethics" refers to the "study of whatever is right and good for humans" and the study of business ethics investigates business practices in light of human values. Over the last few years, a number...
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