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Small Enterprise Development

Small Enterprise Development
Policy and Practice in Action

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December 1992 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Small Enterprise Development bridges the gap between research and public policy in the fast changing field of small business development. The thirteen chapters have been written by some of the UK's leading and emerging small business researchers. They present findings from current and on-going research studies in a number of current areas of small business development. They identify the application of their findings for policymakers, who are involved in both the design and delivery of small business policy at national and local levels.
Francis Chittenden and Kevin Caley
Introduction, Current Policy Issues and Recommendations
David North, Roger Leigh and David Smallbone
A Comparison of Surviving and Non-Surviving Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturing Firms in London during the 1980’s
Steve Johnson and Andrew Gubbins
Training in SMEs
Lessons from North Yorkshire

David Keeble, John Bryson and Peter Wood
Entrepreneurship and Flexibility in Business Services
The Rise of Small Management Consultancy and Market Research Firms in the UK

Colin Gray
Growth Orientation and the Small Firm
Robert MacDonald
Runners, Fallers and Plodders
Youth and the Enterprise Culture

David Storey and Adam Strange
New Players in the 'Enterprise Culture'?
Elizabeth Chell and Jean Haworth
A Typology of Business Owners and Their Orientation towards Growth
Judith Freedman and Michael Godwin
Legal Form, Tax and the Micro-Business
Colin Mason and Richard Harrison
A Strategy for Closing the Small Firms' Finance Gap
Jane Wheelock
The Flexibility of Small Business Family Work Strategies
Ruth Holliday
Cutting New Patterns for Small Firms Research
Gary Stockport and Andrew Kakabadse
Using Ethnography in Small Firms Research

'This book is well balanced and easy to understand. The reader has a sense of what the book is trying to achieve, and the collection of papers make for a stimulating discussion of current thinking and research on the small firm sector. It is a book to be recommended' - Regional Studies

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ISBN: 9781853962158