Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship

Articles on small business and entrepreneurship cover marketing, management, finance, accounting, applied information technology, and business law.

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 2, October

Assessing Founder Status in Entrepreneurship: A Definitional Perspective
ABSTRACTThis research reports on the results of an empirical examination of 120 Chief Executive Officers drawn from the inc. 500. Respondents were asked to indicate their level of understanding of and appreciation for strategic management practices....
Avoiding the Roth of the Irs: New Individual Retirement Account Rules
ABSTRACTThe original individual retirement account (IRA) has lost much of its appeal for investors due to the restrictions placed on it by later congresses. The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 promises to restore some of the IRA's desirability by establishing...
Black Entrepreneurs in the 20th Century: Controlling Their Own Destiny
ABSTRACTEthnic business enterprises have received increased attention lately due to attacks on affirmative action and set-aside programs. This paper increases our understanding of ethnic business enterprises by examining the success of a Black-owned...
Conflict in Family Business: Make It Work to Your Advantage
ABSTRACTAll to often, conflict is feared by managers because they only focus on the negative effects of such discord in business. But conflict may be a natural state within family businesses, and if managed properly and directed by family members, it...
Notes from the Editors
This issue of JBE features a variety of articles-each of which addresses a prominent topic in small business and entrepreneurship. The contributions in this volume focus on problems and issues in the management, finance, accounting, and marketing areas...
Promoting Organization Fairness in Small Business: An Analysis of Grievance Procedures
ABSTRACTEmployee and supervisor concerns about rules and procedures and how they are administered is an important area for business. These concerns may be particularly important for small businesses. Business entrepreneurs would like to make fair employee...
Shadow and Light: Type a Behavior and Conflict Handling Styles in Entrepreneurs
ABSTRACTThis study assessed the relationships among the Achievement Striving and Impatience-Irritability dimensions of Type A behavior and the five conflict handling styles of Integrating, Dominating, Compromising, Avoiding, and Obliging, in entrepreneurs....
The Performance of Initial Public Offerings in the Biotech Industry
ABSTRACTThis study examines the underpricing and aftermarket performance of the emerging industry of biotechnology. Results from a sample of IPOs of 1987 to 1994 exhibit a mean first-day return of 1.8 percent compared to a 1.6 percent return on the NYSE...
Women's Careers and Career Goals: An Intra-Group Comparison of Managers, Entrepreneurs, and Women with Entrepreneurial Aspirations
ABSTRACTWhile many studies have indicated that almost twice as many businesses are started by women in today's economy as compared to men, little is understood about some of the motives for women choosing entrepreneurial pursuits. Although reasons such...
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