Small Firms and Entrepreneurship: An East-West Perspective

Small Firms and Entrepreneurship: An East-West Perspective

by Zoltan J. Acs
     
 

Examines the role of small firms in developed nations' economies.See more details below

Overview

Examines the role of small firms in developed nations' economies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521431156
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction Zoltan J. Acs and David B. Audretsch; 2. Industrial concentration and small firms in the United Kingdom: the 1980s in historical perspective Alan Hughes; 3. The role of small firms in West Germany Michael Fritsch; 4. Has the role of small firms changed in the United States? Zoltan J. Acs and David B. Audretsch; 5. Recent developments in the firm-size distribution and economics of scale in Dutch manufacturing Roy Thurik; 6. Small firms in Portuguese manufacturing industries José Mata; 7. Small firms and the Italian economy: structural changes and evidence of turbulence B. Invernizzi and Riccardo Revelli; 8. The role of small firms in Czechoslovak manufacturing Gerald A. McDermott and Michal Mejstrik; 9. The evolution of small business in East Germany Hans-Gerd Bannasch; 10. The implications of the Polish economic reform for small business: evidence from Gdansk Simon Johnson and Gary Loveman; 11. The development experience and government policies: lessons for Eastern Europe? Hans-Peter Brunner; 12. Conclusion Zoltan J. Acs and David B. Audretsch; Index.

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