Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 24, October

A Behavioral Model of Entrepreneurial Supply
A BEHAVIORAL MODEL OF ENTREPRENEURIAL SUPPLY One of the more persistent debates among researchers of entrepreneurship is between the "Trait" and "Contingency" schools. The first postulates that entrepreneurs share a common type of personality which...
Against All Odds: The Entrepreneurship of Women
AGAINST ALL ODDS: THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP OF WOMEN Women-owned businesses are the fastest growing segment of the small business population in North America. In the U.S. between 1977 and 1982, the number of female non-farm sole proprietorships grew at...
An Exploratory Analysis of the Largest Black-Owned U.S. Companies
AN EXPLORATORY ANALYSIS OF THE LARGEST BLACK-OWNED U.S. COMPANIES In the past few decades, a number of black-owned business firms have become successful to the point of attaining a degree of national recognition. These firms and their owners have...
Characteristics of the Minority Entrepreneur
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MINORITY ENTREPRENEUR The prospect of being your own boss, running your own business and creating your own ideas is a glamorous one to many people; however, this endeavor involves considerable risk, hard work, and sacrifice....
Exports: A Necessary Ingredient in the Growth of Small Business Firms
EXPORTS: A NECESSARY INGREDIENT IN THE GROWTH OF SMALL BUSINESS FIRMS U.S. businesses, and small firms in particular, play a much smaller role in international trade than the size and competitive stature of the nation warrants. The United States...
Management in Women-Owned Enterprises
MANAGEMENT IN WOMEN-OWNED ENTERPRISES According to recent statistics, women are starting small businesses at twice the rate of men, and women-owned enterprises (WOEs) now account for 25 percent of all small businesses. Survival rates are comparable...
The Performance of Personnel Duties in Small Louisiana Firms: A Research Note
THE PERFORMANCE OF PERSONNEL DUTIES IN SMALL LOUISIANA FIRMS: A RESEARCH NOTE Most research in the personnel field has focused on the personnel functions of companies which have more than one hundred employees and employ one or more full-time personnel...
Why More Women Are Becoming Entrepreneurs
WHY MORE WOMEN ARE BECOMING ENTREPRENEURS From 1972 to 1982 the number of self-employed women in the United States increased by 69 percent. This represented a rate of increase five times greater than that for men in the same period. From 1977 to...
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