Journal of Small Business Strategy

The semiannual journal publishes applied research on topics related to entrepreneurship, small business, and community development

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 3, 2017

Development of the Legitimacy Threshold Scale
IntroductionEntrepreneurship researchers agree the ability of an emerging firm to achieve legitimacy is critical for the survival and growth of the venture (e.g., Delmar & Shane, 2004; Tornikoski & Newbert, 2007). Legitimacy, from an organizational...
Diversification in Small Firms: Does Parental Influence Matter?
Introduction"Diversification is like sex: its attractions are obvious, often irresistible. Yet the experience is often disappointing." (Grant, 2008: p. 409)The above quote suggests that diversification is a common goal for most businesses, despite research...
From the Editor
The Journal of Business Strategy continues to make great strides to assist authors and researchers in the area of small business and entrepreneurship. In 2015, JSBS transitioned to an all-inclusive online format which gives access to all of our exceptional...
Innovation in Small Firms: Does Family vs. Non-Family Matter?
IntroductionSmall firms, being a major source of employment and new job creation, make a significant contribution to the development of regional and national economies. Economies with burgeoning healthy small firms reap many benefits associated with...
Two Sources of Overconfidence: Incorporating Disconfirming Feedback in an Entrepreneurial Context *
Introduction"... the thing that scares me most is someone who is convinced they are right, because they will never change." (Furr, Cavarretta, & Garg, 2012)Many might agree with the statement above, especially when it refers to someone who is highly...
Understanding Young Consumers' Personal-Level Cultural Orientation and Shopping Intentions: Implications for Small-Town Retailers
IntroductionCulture shapes consumers' decision-making behaviors through influencing their cognition, emotions, and motivations (Leo, Bennett, & Härtel, 2005; Markus & Kitayama, 1991). Researchers have adopted Geert Hofstede's (1980) five cultural...
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