Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 3, July

Analysis of the Use of Advisors as Information Sources in Venture Startups
The initiation of new business ventures seems to be fraught with many challenges, including the need for knowledge and expertise beyond that possessed by individual entrepreneurs. Realizing they need assistance and information, entrepreneurs often...
Changing Personnel Management Practices: A Case Study of a Japanese Firm
In 1977, Yakabe predicted that the rising median age of the Japanese labor force would make it very difficult for Japanese firms to maintain the seniority system and its related features. By 1987, Japan's population pyramid had began to bulge in its...
Customer and Supplier Linkages for Small JIT Manufacturing Firms
Customers around the world are increasingly selective about the quality and cost of purchased goods. To be competitive in a global market, a manufacturing firm, regardless of its size, must devise ways to produce quality goods at a lower cost. The...
Fueling Asian Immigrants' Entrepreneurship: A Source of Capital
Agreat many samll entrepreneurial enterprises have been established in the United States by post-Vietnamese War Asian immigrants (Lewis 1989). For instance, Koreans dominate the retail liquor and wig trade in Los Angeles and own many small groceries...
Key Interpersonal Relationships of Next-Generation Family Members in Family Firms
Family firms of all sizes play an important role in our society. They account for 50 percent of the nation's gross national product, as well as half of the nation's work force (Beckhard and Dyer 1983; Dyer 1986; Lansberg, Perrow, and Rogalsky 1988;...
Perceived Fulfillment of Organizational Employment versus Entrepreneurship: Work Values and Career Intentions of Business College Graduates
Business college graduates and students are increasingly disenchanted with career prospects as organizational employees. Fierce competition, cost-cutting pressures, and leveraged buyouts have resulted in corporate restructurings that have undermined...
Training for Franchise Management
As futurist John Naisbitt noted, franchising is "the wave of the future." Already, franchising accounts for a third of all U.S. retail sales; and this figure is projected to climb to at least 40 percent by the year 2000 (Justis and Judd 1990). The...
Turnaround Strategies for Small Firms
At any given time, between 20 and 30 percent of all companies are in need of a turnaround (Murphy 1986). Turnaround management is a process that involves establishing accountability, conducting diagnostic analyses, setting up an information system,...
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