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- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 63.00
Although SMEs are a major source of growth and job creation, SMEs appear to be under-represented in the international economy relative to their contribution in national and local economies. Two original OECD-APEC surveys investigated how SME policy makers and SMEs perceive the barriers to SME access to international markets. This proceedings presents... more...
- International Labour Office 2005; US$ 19.95
Covers the background information to the ILO-African Development Bank country-level studies on the subject and presents the findings and recommendations resulting from the application of the analytical integrated framework in the three countries. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 33.00
The globalisation of production processes characterises the current phase of globalisation. Participation in global value chains (GVCs) can bring stability to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and allow them to increase productivity and expand their business. This OECD report identifies the ways in which governments, the business community,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 124.95
What is the strategic role of entrepreneurship in small businesses? Are there lessons that can be learnt by large corporations from the smaller ones? These questions and more are examined in this important work that examines the deficit in strategic thinking in the management of small entrepreneurial firms. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95
Almost everyone residing in a developed nation knows someone who has engaged in paid work that is licit but not reported to the government (e.g., babysitting, gardening, construction, financial consulting). But while most acknowledge that such work is helpful to the individuals involved, and that informal work may enhance a sense of community, most... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 169.00
This timely, comprehensive book provides insight into the diverse aspects of the informal sector, its role in the context of unemployment, child labor, globalization and environment, as well as its multi-faceted interaction with the other sectors of the economy. It outlines previous doctrines that portray the informal sector as a sector of last resort,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95
This book provides a comprehensive overview of international growth of SMEs from diverse points of view. It verifies that SMEs in all parts of the globe share similar characteristics, yet differ significantly. New explanations for this emerge, and although seminal concepts still remain powerful, their proper use requires new interpretations. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 59.95
Small firms - including 'microenterprises' and 'small and medium enterprises' (SMEs) - play a vital economic role in developing countries. They typically provide half of all jobs. In addition, they foster entrepreneurship and help key sectors adapt to changing market conditions. In light of these benefits, programs promoting small firms have become... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 139.00
Is small still beautiful? The recent economic and financial crisis has shown that developed countries in which firms are smaller suffered the biggest GDP plunges. Today, economic growth depends more than in the past on sound and well-organized firms, which means more innovation, a better educated labor force, higher likelihood of access to financial... more...