New Directions in Small Business Research

New Directions in Small Business Research

by Roderick Atkin, Elizabeth Chell, C. Mason
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856283786
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/15/2005
Series:
Avebury Business School Library Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
0.04(w) x 0.04(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1The future of the small firm: attitudes of young people to entrepreneurship1
2Entrepreneurship and public policy: encouraging enterprise in Northern Ireland18
3Family background and entrepreneurial attitudes and activity in British graduates36
4Factors associated with small firm insolvency55
5Employment change in small businesses: expectations and reality78
6The legal structure of small firms94
7Government technology policy and innovation in small, high technology firms: evidence from biotechnology and scientific instruments110
8Development of small business support services127
9The state and small business owners: an empirical assessment of consultation strategies139
10Informal risk capital: a review of U.S. and U.K. evidence155
11Shifting the focus: problems and approaches in studying the small enterprise in the services sector177
12Academic entrepreneurs?192

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