Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 48, No. 2, April

Effect of SMEs' International Experience on Foreign Intensity and Economic Performance: The Mediating Role of Internationally Exploitable Assets and Competitive Strategy
In this paper, we study the relationship between the international experience of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their economic performance using intangible and financial asset stock, competitive strategy, and international intensity...
Exploring Proactiveness as a Moderator in the Process of Perceiving Industrial Munificence: A Field Study of SMEs in Four Countries
Utilizing information processing theory, we investigated the role that proactiveness plays in the organizational process of perceiving objective industrial munificence. Specifically, we examined the moderating effect of proactiveness in the munificence...
Regional Entrepreneurial Transformation: A Complex Systems Perspective
In this paper, I develop a descriptive process model of regional entrepreneurial transformation based on a conceptualization of regional economies as self-organizing complex systems that consist of interdependent subsystems as represented by heterogeneous...
Social Networks: Effects of Social Capital on Firm Innovation
This paper aims to introduce some specific insights regarding social networks and the geographical proximity of firms in order to investigate factors involved in the innovation of firms. In particular, this study reviews ideas from the industrial district...
Start-Up Motivations and Growth Intentions of Minority Nascent Entrepreneurs
Firm growth is widely considered to be a measure of success for entrepreneurial businesses. Data indicate that there are systematic differences between minority and nonminority-owned firms with respect to growth. Black entrepreneurs are 50 percent...
The Impact of Social Capital on the Start-Ups' Performance Growth
This paper analyzes the development of strong and weak ties of social capital between a start-up and its main customers and its impact on the growth of the start-up's economic and innovative task performance outcomes. Results confirm that there are...
Venture Capital Investment Duration
This paper examines cross-country evidence on the duration of venture capital (VC) investment. We formulate a theory of VC investment duration based on the idea that venture capitalists exit when the expected marginal cost of maintaining the investment...
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