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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...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 47.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Springer New York 2009; US$ 163.44
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...