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  • Strategy Formulation in Entrepreneurial Firmsby Azhdar Karami

    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...

  • Informal Work in Developed Nationsby Enrico Marcelli; Colin C. Williams; Pascale Joassart

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 155.00

    The authors of this volume take the orthodox view of 'informal work' and dismantle it piece by piece, presenting an analysis of the extent to which this phenomenon plays a significant role in developing countries across the world. more...

  • Revisiting the Informal Sectorby Sarbajit Chaudhuri; Ujjaini Mukhopadhyay

    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...

  • International Growth of Small and Medium Enterprisesby Niina Nummela

    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...

  • Small Firms and the Environment in Developing Countriesby Allen Blackman

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 59.95

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Economics of Small Businessesby Giorgio Calcagnini; Ilario Favaretto

    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...

  • Locavestingby Amy Cortese

    Wiley 2011; US$ 22.95

    How individuals and communities can profit from local investing In the wake of the financial crisis, investors are faced with a stark choice: entrust their hard-earned dollars to the Wall Street casino, or settle for anemic interest rates on savings, bonds, and CDs. Meanwhile, small businesses are being starved for the credit and capital they need... more...

  • Local Economies in Turmoilby Arni Sverrisson; Meine Pieter Van Dijk

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 155.00

    The main theme is how local economic cultures and economic networks in the South and in Eastern Europe are put under strain by global deregulation and how traditional and not so traditional but locally rooted structures of economic life adjust to deregulation or fail to do so. All the contributions, written by different authors, combine a 'flexible... more...

  • Small Business Management in Cross-Cultural Environmentsby Per Lind

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 68.95

    Small Business Management in Cross-Cultural Environments introduces the key concepts of SME management, whilst also providing a refreshingly cross-cultural and global approach. Including a compendium of compelling case studies and supplemented by a host of pedagogical features, this book is a useful guide for students of SME and International Management.... more...

  • Tax Evasion and the Shadow Economyby Michael Pickhardt; Aloys Prinz

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Issues such as tax evasion and the size and impact of the shadow economy have ranked highly in political and economic policy debates across the globe in recent years. Yet, despite various methodological advances and growing empirical evidence, there are still large areas of interest that have not been explored, or where scientific research efforts... more...