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. 7, No. 2, October

Differentiating Primary and Secondary Customers by Expectations
ABSTRACTImproving customer service quality offers the small business an opportunity to gain a competitive advantage over larger businesses; in effect, the business can retain customers by meeting or exceeding expectations. In the current study eight...
Educating Entrepreneurs on Innovation: Implications from an Investigation of Small Businesses
ABSTRACTThis study focuses on factors that could affect the innovation activity of established entrepreneurs. Results indicate that characteristics of entrepreneurs, their tasks, and the culture of their organizations are associated with some innovative...
Hiring Patterns as the Founder Builds a Team
ABSTRACTThis paper looks for patterns in the changes in a small firm's employment. While it is generally essential for entrepreneurs to add employees as their firms grow, we have little information as to whether there is a systematic ordering to this...
Intellectual Property Rights & Associated Challenges for Small Business
ABSTRACTThere is a global effort to encourage free trade and to enforce intellectual property rights of businesses, both large and small, on an international level through both international and national laws. While increased international trade opportunities...
Notes from the Editors
This issue of the journal incorporates a series of scholarly articles covering a variety of topics which should interest small business educators and managers. The first group of articles focuses on educational issues. Sebora, Hartman and Tower lead...
Personality Types of Entrepreneurs and Business Students: Implications for Management Education
ABSTRACTProponents of change in management education suggest that entrepreneurship should receive greater emphasis in the curriculum. However, there maybe differences in the cognitive abilities of entrepreneurs and business students. This study examined...
Rural CPA Marketing: Tools, Uses and Perspectives
ABSTRACTIn spite of reduced professional restrictions, accountants continue to be conservative in the use of marketing tools relative to their professional practices. Part of the hesitance may be due to a lack of marketing skill and capability. Additionally,...
The International Negotiating Behaviors of Small Firms
ABSTRACTOne component of global activity is negotiation and the negotiation process. Little research has been performed to determine the ability of small firms to become international and to negotiate with foreign firms. An empirical study of business...
The Market for Small Business Tax Education: An Exploratory Study
ABSTRACTThis study was based on the premise that small business owners are interested in acquiring tax knowledge. Data were collected from a sample of 500 small business owners located in a Southern city in 1993. While independent accountants provide...
Two Decades of Thinking Small: Educational Impacts of the Small Business Institute
ABSTRACTDuring the past two decades the Small Business Institute (SBI) has dominated small business education. Although numerous evaluations have examined the client impact of the SBI few have investigated the educational impact. This paper examines...
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