Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 50, No. 1, January

An Empirical Study of Buyer-Supplier Relationships within Small Business Organizations
A paradox exists in small business organizations; although effective buyer-supplier relationships are essential to the success of small businesses, these organizations may not have the purchasing and selling power in terms of managerial resources to...
An Investigation of Entrepreneurial Orientation, Perceived Environmental Hostility, and Strategy Application among Chinese SMEs
Little is known about how Chinese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) respond to their competitive environment. We predict that when industry) competition is intense, entrepreneurial Chinese SMEs tend to perceive more environmental hostility...
Prior Knowledge and New Product and Service Introductions by Entrepreneurial Firms: The Mediating Role of Technological Innovation
Most research on new product and service development by entrepreneurial firms takes an individual-level, prelaunch perspective or firm-level postlaunch perspective. Our study examines two components of the new product and service introduction process:...
SME Survival: The Impact of Internationalization, Technology Resources, and Alliances
This research examines the impact of internationalization on small and medium enterprise (SME) survival, and the direct and moderating effects of technology resources and research and development (R&D) alliances. Our survey examination of 1,612...
The Impact of Human and Social Capital on Entrepreneurs' Knowledge of Finance Alternatives
Building upon prior research that demonstrates how the limited knowledge of finance alternatives of entrepreneurs may cause suboptimal finance decisions, this paper examines how entrepreneurs' human and social capital influence their knowledge of finance...
The Selectiveness of the Entrepreneurial Process
This paper focuses on the phase before a firm is founded. Based upon cross-sectional data from the German section of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, the specific aims of the paper are to shed some light on the selection that takes place during...
The Two Sides of the Story: Network Investments and New Venture Creation
It is widely recognized that networks provide access to resources necessary for founding a new venture. However, they also come along with opportunity costs of time. We therefore argue that maintaining a set of network relationships is an investment...
Which State Policies Lead to U.S. Firm Exits? Analysis with the Cindex
This research investigates the relationship between public policy and firm deaths in the U.S. states. Policies that promote firm births may increase or decrease firm deaths. We use components of the Economic Freedom of North America index as a metric...
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