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- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2002; US$ 199.00
The third issue of Volume 9 is dedicated to a particularly pertinent aspect of small business and enterprise development: Human Resources (HR). Interestingly, until the late 1960s, HR received scant attention from academics, practitioner and policy makers. more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 199.00
This special issue is the 5th in a series that was first published in 2000. As the Guest Editor of the series, I look back with pleasure on a long and exciting journey of initiation, learning, discovery and fulfilment. Perhaps the most profound aspect of the journey relates to the process of change and our reaction and involvement with it.Previously... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 199.00
There exists a robust body of specialist literature that discusses the impact of resources on small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) competitiveness. Given the spread of topics that it covers and the multitude of conceptual and contextual issues that it discusses, this literature is fragmented and empirically conflicting or discordant (Matlay, 2004). more...
- International Development Research Centre 2002; US$ 35.00
Building Businesses with Small Producers presents the findings and a comparative analysis of seven case studies that challenge current beliefs about good practice in the provision of business development services (BDS) to small and micro enterprises. The book also highlights issues concerning the assessment of impact, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00
Portraying how entrepreneurs often start out conducting some or all of their trade on an ?off-the-books? basis and how many continue to do so once they become established, this book provides the first detailed account of the vast and ubiquitous hidden enterprise culture existing in the interstices of western economies. Until now, the role of the underground... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) often have difficulty competing in the global economy unless they collaborate with domestic or foreign partners or with public sector organizations. This book addresses the resource leverage and innovation challenges that increased global trade represents for SMEs. In doing so, it explores how SMEs can become... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2000; US$ 12.95
Careers for Homebodies and Other Independent Souls lets career explorers look at the job market through the unique lens of their own interests. The book reveals dozens of ways to pursue a passion and make a living--including many little-known but delightful careers that will surprise readers. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 33.00
Although small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Mexico comprise the near-totality of firms in the formal economy, they are hampered by a lack of financing and skilled workers, with only a small percentage able to compete successfully at home and abroad. This book assesses the comprehensive SME policies introduced... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 47.00
This report covers a broad range of SME taxation issues, including possible effects of taxation on the creation and growth of SMEs, and considerations arising from a relatively high compliance burden. Differing income tax and social security contribution burdens of unincorporated and incorporated SMEs are considered in detail, with analysis of... more...
- World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 9.99
This survey assembles recent theoretical and empirical advances in the literature on economic informality and analyzes the causes and costs of informality in developed and developing economies. Using recent evidence, the survey discusses the nature and roots of informal economic activity across countries, distinguishing between informality as the result... more...