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. 17, No. 1, March

Conceptualizing Industry Variations in the Survival of Franchising Systems
ABSTRACTYoung firms grow faster through franchising than via the traditional organization. However, research shows that as much as three fourths of new franchise systems die within ten years of establishment. Although recent franchising system survival...
Differences in Drivers of Erp Adoption between Large and Small Firms
ABSTRACTEnterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have recently begun to be installed in small and midsize companies. Given the differing needs, resources, and implementation challenges between large and small firms, this study investigated the differences...
Entrepreneurs' Use of Controversial Political Messages - the Effect on Potential Patrons
ABSTRACTAn increasing number of studies show the importance of social competence and social interaction to the success of entrepreneurs in business settings. Behavioral characteristics of entrepreneurs may lead them to be overzealous in their efforts...
Human Resource Management Activities and Practices in Micro Enterprises in the Texas Panhandle
ABSTRACTThis paper presents the results of a survey of human resource (HR) activity in 78 micro enterprises (firms with 10 or fewer employees). The findings indicate that micro enterprises practice a wide variety of HR activities in-house with little...
Self-Efficacy and Goal Setting as Predictors of Performance: An Empirical Study of Founder-Managed Natural Food Stores
ABSTRACTWith increasing numbers of entrepreneurial ventures, we recognized the need for more reliable predictors of firm performance. To augment existing explanations of small firm performance, we used entrepreneurial self-efficacy and goal setting as...
Small Businesses, Office Romances, and Sexual Harassment
ABSTRACTThe number of employees engaging in office romances has been increasing. Small businesses need to be aware of the potential pitfalls of office romances, especially when they fail and lead to sexual harassment charges. All but the smallest of...
The Americans with Disabilities Act's Public Accommodations Provisions: Implications for Small Businesses
ABSTRACTIt has been more than 10 years since the public accommodations provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law, yet many small businesses are still unaware of its provisions and compliance requirements which may have a significant...

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