Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 2, April

Current Operational Practices of U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Europe
This article presents the results of a survey of all U.S.-owned small and mediumsized enterprises (SMEs) with physical facilities in Europe. It is a snapshot of the role of key strategic, tactical, and operational elements of U.S. SME globalization...
Influences on Strategic Planning Processes among Irish SMEs*
In this study we argue that the approach to strategy formation reflects organizational and individual influences. The study, based on questionnaire responses from 359 firms, examines a number of organizational and individual factors influencing the...
Leadership Personality and Firm Culture during Hereditary Transitions in Family Firms: Model Development and Empirical Investigation
The present study is the first to propose a theoretical framework for an exploration of the relationship among organizational culture, leader personality, and the success of hereditary transitions in family businesses. Using Dyer's cultural framework...
Promoting Small and Medium Enterprises with a Clustering Approach: A Policy Experience from Indonesia
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) (1) in Indonesia are very important for employment creation and are important sources of economic growth and foreign currencies. It is therefore not a surprise that SMEs receive ample attention in Indonesia. In recent...
The Effect of a Market Orientation on Business Performance: A Study of Small-Sized Service Retailers Using MARKOR Scale
Conventional marketing wisdom holds that a market orientation provides a company with a better understanding of its customers, competitors, and environment, which subsequently leads to superior firm performance. While researchers have explored the...
The Impact of Interactivity and Design Sophistication on the Performance of Commercial Websites for Small Businesses
This study of small businesses involved in Internet-based electronic commerce focuses on the relationship between the design of a website and its performance. Specifically, this study examines the relationships between two design constructs, the level...
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