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- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 135.00
This book offers a new interpretative key, which we call 'a stage and eclectic approach', to the development of clusters. This approach supports public efforts to increase the effectiveness of policy-making and development operations in local contexts. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 60.00
A guide to the research shaping the thinking and influencing the literature in the area of international Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). It argues that SMEs are faced with the issue of how to create and maintain a sustainable competitive advantage in light of the increased complexity of international trade and global business linkages. more...
- 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...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00
This forward-looking volume contains state-of-the-art analysis of the current research themes and challenges influencing the internationalization of SMEs. The editors have brought together perspectives from both academics and practitioners, who in turn use theoretical and empirical studies to identify gaps in research evidence, present case studies... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 134.95
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...
- 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 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...