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  • The Hidden Enterprise Cultureby C.C. Williams

    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...

  • Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the Global Economyby G.I. Susman

    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...

  • Contemporary Microenterpriseby Joseph Mark S. Munoz

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    While there have been numerous books and articles written on the popular topic of 'microfinance', few books have been written on the business model behind it: the 'microenterprise'. Due to its diversity of thought and high quality of chapter contributions, this book is poised to be the book on 'microenterprises'. Contemporary... more...

  • Small Firm Formation and Regional Economic Developmentby Mike Danson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 270.00

    Drawing on studies and expertise from around the world, this book describes the transition from research to policy and covers the pre-requisites to successful new firm formation policies. At a time when a new firm formation is promoted by central and local government, business development agencies and the private sector, this book questions the economic... more...

  • Political Economy of the Small Firmby Charles Dannreuther; Lew Perren

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    For many, small firms are everyday realities of the economy and visible in every high-street and industrial estate. Their existence and importance is unquestionable. Such beliefs are understandable, but the authors of this new book would suggest they are misguided. The Political Economy of the Small Firm challenges the assumptions regarding small... more...

  • Cash-In-Hand Workby Colin C. Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • 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$ 130.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...