Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 1, January

Do Venture Capitalists Add Value to Small Manufacturing Firms? an Empirical Analysis of Venture and Nonventure Capital-Backed Initial Public Offerings
We examine a set of small, venture capital (VC)-backed manufacturing firms and compare it to a control sample of non VC-backed manufacturing firms going public between 1990 and 1996. We use the degree of underpricing, three-year sales growth, three-year...
Managers and Productive Investment Decisions: The Impact of Uncertainty and Risk Aversion
The main purpose of this study is to examine the links among uncertainty, manager's risk-taking attitude, and the level of productive investment of small and medium-size enterprises. The analysis makes use of qualitative data collected by the Bank...
Perception and Development of Total Quality Management in Small Manufacturers: An Exploratory Study in China
Introduction The economic achievement of China during the last two decades has been impressive. The manufacturing industry has made the most significant contribution to the spectacular economic growth in China (Lee and Yu 1997). However, the Chinese...
Self-Employment and Job Satisfaction: Investigating the Role of Self-Efficacy, Depression, and Seniority
Are self-employed workers more satisfied with their jobs compared to wage and salary workers? Using The National Survey of Families and Households: Wave I, 1987-1988, and Wave II 1992-1994 several expectations are evaluated in this article. First,...
Sources of Bioentrepreneurship: The Cases of Germany and Japan
Introduction It has been accepted increasingly that small entrepreneurial businesses in high-technology sectors have contributed to job creation, regional development, technology transfer, and technological innovation (Stringer 2000; Jones-Evans...
Supplier Partnerships and the Small, High-Growth Firm: Selecting for Success
Strategic partnerships are commonplace in today's global economy. Effective use of partnerships are viewed increasingly as an important issue facing small, growth-oriented firms. A key debate is how small firms should manage supplier partnerships....
The Effect of 'Franchisors Communication, Service Assistance, and Competitive Advantage on Franchisees' Intentions to Remain in the Franchise System
This study developed and empirically tested a model examining the antecedents of franchisees' overall satisfaction and intention to remain in a franchise system. Based on a sample from a convenient store franchise system in Taiwan, the results showed...
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