Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 1, January

An Examination of International Retail Franchising in Emerging Markets
There has been an urgent call from both the franchise industry and the academic community for research on world franchising markets, specifically in the retail sector. This article is an attempt to summarize the main research that has been conducted...
Government Public Policy, Regulatory Intervention, and Their Impact on IPO Underpricing: The Case of Malaysian IPOs
This study examines the impact of government initial public offering (IPO) regulation intending on promoting public policy. The study examines the results of the implementation of a Malaysian government policy in 1976, which mandated that at least...
Growth Plans of Small Businesses in Turkey: Individual and Environmental Influences
The intensity of small-business owners and the environmental difficulties they encountered were investigated as predictors of growth intentions in Turkey. Data were collected from 526 small businesses in 14 major cities using the Entrepreneurial Profile...
Incremental Innovation and Business Performance: Small and Medium-Size Food Enterprises in a Concentrated Industry Environment
Past studies have analyzed issues pertaining to the definition of innovation, methods of measuring innovation and the relationship between organizational characteristics and innovation orientation. Extant studies have adopted a large business or a...
Proclivity for Improvisation as a Predictor of Entrepreneurial Intentions
This study examines the relationship between improvisation and entrepreneurial intentions. Of specific interest is whether or not a proclivity for improvisation explains any variance in entrepreneurial intentions beyond what is accounted for by other...
Resource Scarcity and Agency Theory Predictions concerning the Continued Use of Franchising in Multi-Outlet Networks
A study of 439 franchisors was conducted to identify factors influencing changes in their propensity to franchise. Consistent with agency theory, franchisors with wide multinational scope were increasing their proportion of franchised outlets whereas...
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