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Employment, the Small Firm and the Labour Market

Employment, the Small Firm and the Labour Market

1st Edition

John Atkinson, David J. Storey
June 13, 2018

This volume provides a rigorous examination of key issues relating to employment in small businesses. These include an anlysis of the true extent of job crreation provided by small firms, the rleative quality of jobs in small firms, the growth of self-employment during the 1980s and the way in...

New Firms and Regional Development in Europe

New Firms and Regional Development in Europe

1st Edition

David Keeble, Egbert Wever
June 13, 2018

When originally published in 1986, this book was one of the first to deal solely with the urban and regional incidence and development implications of new firm formation in particular EU countries. It reviews the extent of and reasons for geographical variation in numbers of new firms, examines the...

Barriers to Growth in Small Firms

Barriers to Growth in Small Firms

1st Edition

John Barber, Stan Metcalfe, Mike Porteous
June 13, 2018

This book, originally published in 1989, studies both the growth and the barriers to growth of small firms. It examines market and industrial structures, also the role of investment institutions and their handling of small business accounts. There are chapters on management attitudes and ability...

Industrial Relations in Small Firms: Small Isn't Beautiful

Industrial Relations in Small Firms: Small Isn't Beautiful

1st Edition

Al Rainnie
June 13, 2018

Originally published in 1989, this book analyses the economic and political position of the small firm in the 1980s, and in particular the relationship between small and large firms in an advanced capitalist economy. Focusing on the printing and clothing industries, it examines the industrial...

Finance for Growing Enterprises

Finance for Growing Enterprises

1st Edition

Roger Buckland, Edward W. Davis
June 13, 2018

This volume, originally published in 1995, examines the mechanisms by which businesses that have the capacity to grow – whether in terms of output, innovation or export – acquire the cash that enables growth. Addressing an issue of central importance to the competitiveness of firms and economies,...

New Venture Formations in United States Manufacturing: The Role of Industry Environments

New Venture Formations in United States Manufacturing: The Role of Industry Environments

1st Edition

Thomas J. Dean
June 13, 2018

This volume, originally published in 1995, investigates the variation in rates of new venture inititations across manufacturing industries. Based on Austrain and other perspectives on market disequilibrium, the book proposes a model of new venture formation in dynamic markets. It focuses on the...

Small Firms in Urban and Rural Locations

Small Firms in Urban and Rural Locations

1st Edition

James Curran, David J. Storey
June 13, 2018

When originally published in 1993 this book was one of the first to present a systematic comparison of small enterprises in both urban and rural areas in contemporary Britain. Key issues such as relative performance levels and the relevance of recent develoopments to the economy as a whole are...

Small and Medium Size Enterprises and Regional Development

Small and Medium Size Enterprises and Regional Development

1st Edition

Maria Giaoutzi, Peter Nijkamp, David J. Storey
June 13, 2018

This book, originally published in 1988, analyzes the regional importance of small and medium sized enterprises, supplmenting a discussion of key issues in both regional development and th eeconomics of small firms with a wide range of national case studies from Sweden, the Netherlands, the UK,...

Small Firms and Industrial Districts in Italy

Small Firms and Industrial Districts in Italy

1st Edition

Edward Goodman, Julia Bamford, Peter Saynor
June 13, 2018

Originally published in 1989, this book was the first comprehensive and analytical account of the Italian small firm economy to appear in English. Dealing principally with the area of central and north-east Italy where small business flourishes, the book relates to the concentration of such...

Entrepreneurship and New Firm

Entrepreneurship and New Firm

1st Edition

David J. Storey
June 13, 2018

This book, originally published in 1982, review the resurrection of the small firm, partly by a multi-disciplined examination of the existing literature on small and new firms and partly by reporting the results of a study of firms new (in the early 1980s) to the North East of England. Part 1 deals...

The Small Firm: An International Survey

The Small Firm: An International Survey

1st Edition

David J. Storey
June 13, 2018

Originally published in 1983, this book reviews trends in the small-firm sector. The areas chosen cover the full spectrum of economic development. Part 1 deals with case studies from the USA, Japan, the UK, Australia, Germany and Sweden. In Part 2 Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia,...

Understanding The Small Business Sector

Understanding The Small Business Sector

1st Edition

David J. Storey
June 13, 2018

Originally published in 1994, this text analyses the key issues that influence the growth and development of small businesses. Looking at the concept in which they operate, the book outlines the factors that are dominant in the sector and explores the effects if has on the economy. Is the creation...

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