Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 4, October

A Meta-Analysis of Achievement Motivation Differences between Entrepreneurs and Managers
As a result of conflicting conclusions in primary studies, most narrative reviews have questioned the role of personality in explaining entrepreneurial behavior. We examine one stream of this research by conducting a meta-analysis of studies that contrast...
Defining the Relationship among Founding Resources, Strategies, and Performance in Technology-Intensive New Ventures: Evidence from the Semiconductor Silicon Industry
The degree to which a firm's performance is dependent on its resources and strategies is widely debated in the literature. We examine this issue by analyzing historical data on the entire population of new independent firms started worldwide in the...
E-Commerce Usage and Perception of E-Commerce Issues among Small Firms: Results and Implications from an Empirical Study
This paper details the results of an empirical study conducted to study the scope and effectiveness of e-commerce deployment in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as perceived by small business owners in the state. The methodology and results of this...
Effects of Concentrated Ownership and Owner Management on Small Business Debt Financing
Using unique data and a new powerful Monte Carlo-based statistical tool, we examine the effects of concentrated ownership and owner-management (CO-OM) on the creditor-shareholder agency conflicts in small firms. A significant CO-OM effect from the...
Leases and Debt: Complements or Substitutes? Evidence from Belgian SMEs
This study investigates the lease-debt relationship for Belgian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Traditional finance theory suggests that leases and corporate debt are substitutes: both leases and debt are fixed, contractual obligations that...
Organizational Commitment in Mexican Small and Medium-Sized Firms: The Role of Work Status, Organizational Climate, and Entrepreneurial Orientation
In this study, we examine the role of individuals' commitment in small and medium-sized firms. More specifically, we argue that employees will commit themselves to their firm based on their current work status in the firm, their perception of the organizational...
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