Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 4, October

A Look at Small Business in Austria
In recent years numerous academic articles have addressed small business in Europe (Goffee and Scase 1987). However, the major focus has been on members of the European Economic Community (EEC), and relatively little research has been done on the seven...
An Evaluation of SBI Marketing Consulting: The Entrepreneur's Perspective
The Small Business Institute (SBI) program provides managerial and technical assistance to the small business community. Johnson (1990) notes that 520 colleges and universities throughout the United States have SBI programs, which assist more than 8,000...
An Inter-Industry Examination of the Impact of Owner Experience on Firm Performance
INTRODUCTION In most areas of managerial endeavour, the experience of an individual is seen to have an important influence on that person's performance. Prescribed educational requirements, apprenticeships, conventional career paths stemming from entry-level...
Computer Fraud Perpetrated against Small Independent Food Retailers during the Direct Store Delivery Process
The retail grocery industry is serviced by truck wholesalers known as vendors, delivery persons, or route salespersons. The merchandise delivered by these individuals supplements central grocery distribution center deliveries and consists of items such...
Employment Reference Checking, Firm Size, and Defamation Liability
Conducting routine inquiries into a job applicant's background has been a time-honored ritual of employers. In particular, the tool known as the "reference check," has long been a part of the bulwark of pre-employment inquiry. This practice has been...
Entrepreneurs, Small Business Executives, and Large Business Executives: A Comparison of the Perceived Importance of Current Business Issues
Recently there has been increased pressure on business schools to conduct research that will be relevant to the business community. Two of the more prominent calls for "relevant research" have come from Porter and McKibben (1988) and Bedeian (1989),...
Job Satisfaction and Commitment of Older Workers in Small Businesses
Extensive research has examined work attitudes such as job satisfaction and organizational commitment and has identified various characteristics which are related to these constructs. For example, studies indicate older workers are more satisfied and...
Marketplace Information Scanning Activities of New Manufacturing Ventures
INTRODUCTION Monitoring the marketing environment has been described as a critical component for new venture success (Timmons 1985, Hills 1987). Normative models of new venture creation suggest that information about the size and growth rate of markets;...
Meeting the Wrongful Discharge Challenge: Legislative Options for Small Business
The employment-at-will doctrine, which holds that an employer can terminate employees for good reasons, bad reasons, or no reasons at all, was long considered an employer's property right. However, the employer-employee relationship has changed noticeably...
Small Business Management Development for a Newly Deregulated Economy: The Case of New Zealand
The rapid economic changes initiated a few years ago by the government in New Zealand were launched with great fanfare and optimism. New initiatives were taken with the hope that a new approach to managing the economic affairs of the country would generate...
Thinking about Entrepreneurship: A Fuzzy Set Approach
The popularity of entrepreneurship in academe has unleashed a deluge of think pieces about the subject (Hisrich 1988, Sexton 1988, Brockhaus 1988, and Wortman 1986), all of which lead back to the fact that there is no accepted definition--working or...
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