Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 3, July

An Empirical Test of a Model of Franchisee Job Satisfaction
Research Objective The objective of this study was to analyze empirically some important relationships influencing franchisee job satisfaction. From a conceptual standpoint, empirical studies investigating job satisfaction have important implications...
Culture and Management - a Study of Small Chinese Family Business in Singapore
Since 1965, Singapore has achieved rapid economic growth through industrialization, resulting in a major change in its social and economic structures. However, small industries, mostly family businesses run by manager-owners and employing between 10...
Passing on Strategic Vision: Favored Modes of Successor Preparation by CEOs of Family and Nonfamily Firms
Perhaps no recurring event in the life of an organization is more critical than the transfer of power and authority from the incumbent CEO to a successor. Organizations are especially susceptible to loss of vision and purpose during periods of CEO transition,...
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Quality inventory control and management are two of the most important aspects of a successful business. In the warehouse, material can be staged and prepared for sale, and the warehouse may be a place to control and/or ship products that have already...
Stepping toward Prosperity: The Development of Entrepreneurial Ventures in China and Russia
Two of the most exciting events in the late 20th century have been the economic reform in China - the country where one-fourth of the world's population resides - and the collapse of communism in Russia - one of the world's "superpowers." As China and...
Success in Hong Kong: Factors Self-Reported by Successful Small Business Owners
In Hong Kong, the government recognizes the important contribution small companies make to the colony's economy and has established the Management Development Council which is responsible for designing and providing management training programs for existing...
The Effects of Internal Firm Barriers on the Export Behavior of Small Firms in a Free Trade Environment: Evidence from NAFTA
Since small companies generally do not have the resources to circumvent tariff barriers, there has been an implicit assumption that free trade agreements such as the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and more recently, NAFTA, will significantly affect...
The Proactive Personality Scale as a Predictor of Entrepreneurial Intentions
In a review of trends in the entrepreneurship literature, Gartner (1990) identified eight themes characterizing the major issues of entrepreneurship. One of these themes focused on the entrepreneur as an individual, and the notion that entrepreneurship...
The Small Enterprise Financial Objective Function: An Exploratory Study
In most research concerning small business financial management strategies, it is assumed that the small business owner bases decisions on a strategy aimed at increasing wealth as much as possible. This assumption may not hold true, however. There may...
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