Journal of Small Business Management

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 1, January

An Empirical Analysis of the Relationship between Capital Acquisition and Bankruptcy Laws
Ineffective capital acquisition decisions at start up may lead to business failure and bankruptcy; a result which is both costly and disruptive to the owners and other stakeholders of the firm. To cope with the risk of failure, owners embark on a variety...
Differences in Entrepreneurial Opportunities: The Role of Tacitness and Codification in Opportunity Identification
The role of opportunities in the entrepreneurial process remains relatively underdeveloped. To address this issue, we develop a definition of an entrepreneurial opportunity and draw upon a distinction from the domain of knowledge management to suggest...
Entrepreneurs in Turkey: A Factor Analysis of Motivations, Success Factors, and Problems
One hundred and thirty-nine entrepreneurs in Ankara, Turkey were surveyed to determine their motivations for business ownership, the factors contributing to their success, and their problems. Based on survey responses, the primary reasons for starting...
Implementing a Market Orientation in Small Manufacturing Firms: From Cognitive Model to Action
Using in-depth interviews of the CEO/Presidents of 21 small manufacturing firms, this research explored how leaders with a high market-oriented cognitive model have intentionally pursued, the implementation of that model and how their activities differed...
The Impact of Knowledge Resources on New Venture Performance
A new venture's strategy--and thus its performance--is based upon the knowledge the firm has about its market, its opportunity in that market, and its appropriate conduct to take advantage of that opportunity. Resource-based theory underscores knowledge...
The Influence of Large Stake Family Control on Performance: Is It Agency or Entrenchment?
Agency theory posits that the greater degree of control by those with decision-making authority, the greater the overall organizational performance. Conversely, entrenchment theory implies that at extremely high levels of inside control by those with...
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