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

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Revisiting the Informal Sectorby Sarbajit Chaudhuri; Ujjaini Mukhopadhyay

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 199.00

    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...

  • Intelligent E-Services and E-Commerceby Luis Martinez-Lopez

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 199.00

    This e-book is devoted to intelligent e-services applied to B2C e-commerce. Most of the articles in this issue include extended versions of selected papers originally presented at a special session during the 28th North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Annual Conference (NAFIPS), held in Cincinnati (Ohio, USA) on June 14-17, 2009; a guest... more...

  • International Growth of Small and Medium Enterprisesby Niina Nummela

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    The majority of SMEs are operating in a networked business environment, and these networks extend beyond national and cultural boundaries. Within these networks, growth takes various routes and forms. Instead of linear, positive growth, international growth is often more cyclical, including periods of stagnation and withdrawal, even exits. International... more...

  • Small Firms and the Environment in Developing Countriesby Allen Blackman

    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...

  • Locavestingby Amy Cortese

    Wiley 2011; US$ 22.95 US$ 13.77

    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$ 163.00

    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

    Products and services created by small and medium sized organizations account for the vast majority of economic activity across the globe. These organizations will prove vitally important to the emerging and developing economies that will shape future decades. Small Business Management in Cross-Cultural Environments is one of very few books to... 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...

  • Government, SMEs and Entrepreneurship Developmentby Dr Michael T Schaper; Professor Robert A Blackburn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Recent decades have seen substantial growth in the range of assistance programmes for SMEs and entrepreneurs across the world. Once regarded as peripheral to the economy and public policy, the role of small firms and of entrepreneurship is now recognized as of key importance in the economic growth and development strategies of many nations. The range... more...