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  • Local Enterprises in the Global Economyby Hubert Schmitz

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    Local Enterprises in the Global Economy is an important contribution to a debate that is currently gathering momentum throughout the social sciences. At the core of this debate is the role of regions in economic development processes, not only in the more economically advanced countries of the world, but also - and more urgently - in low and middle-income... more...

  • Cash-In-Hand Workby Colin C. Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 120.00

    Uncovering how cash-in-hand economies are composed of not only the underground sector (work akin to formal employment conducted for profit-motivated purposes), but also a hidden economy of favours more akin to mutual aid, this book displays the need to transcend conventional market-oriented readings of cash-in-hand work and radically rethink whether... more...

  • Innovative Methodologies in Enterprise Researchby D. Hine; D. Carson

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00

    The contributors to this book explore the role and importance of qualitative, interpretist research in the dynamic field of enterprise. They establish the link between the innovative nature of small enterprise and the need to utilise research methodologies, which are themselves innovative. more...

  • Critical Perspectives on the Internationalisation of SMEsby Harry Matlay

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 199.00

    This e-book looks at the increasingly important subject area of contemporary international entrepreneurship, with a particular focus on critical perspectives on international SMEs. The papers focus not only on the developed markets of the UK, USA, Ireland, Swden and Australia but also feature the challenges for the emerging markets of China and the... more...

  • SME Cluster Developmentby Dr Mario Davide Parrilli

    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...

  • Trading Places – SMEs in the Global Economyby L. Lloyd-Reason; L. Sear

    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...

  • The Formation and Development of Small Businessby Peter Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 180.00

    This book brings together thirty years of original empirical research on key aspects of the formation and development of small firms from selected articles authored or co-authored by Peter Johnson. Complete with a comprehensive introduction from the author placing the work in relation to the contemporary debates on the subject and providing a cohesive... more...

  • 101 Secrets to Building a Winning Businessby Andrew Griffiths

    Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 22.68

    A manual that answers the question "what makes businesses that succeed very well, different from the rest?" more...

  • Support for Growth-oriented Women Entrepreneurs in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzaniaby Lois Stevenson; Annette St-Onge

    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...

  • Removing Barriers to SME Access to International Marketsby OECD Publishing

    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...