Small Firms: Contributions to Economic Regeneration / Edition 1

Small Firms: Contributions to Economic Regeneration / Edition 1

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Small Firms: Contributions to Economic Regeneration / Edition 1

This edited volume comprises a selection of papers presented at the 17th National Small Firms' Policy and Research Conference. The chapters in Small Firms: Contributions to Economic Regeneration, bring together a broad picture of contemporary research and policy issues on SMEs. They include state of the art analyses of financial issues, strategic management, growth, local economies, quality issues, and the business support infrastructure. The contributions are written by experts in their field, including professional practitioners and academics, and represent a major contribution to our knowledge and contemporary debates. The book provides realistic, micro and macro, perspectives of the behaviour and contributions of SMEs in today's economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781853963391
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 09/28/1996
Series: Entrepreneurship Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

The Contribution of Small Firms to Economic Regeneration - Robert Blackburn and Peter Jennings
An Overview
How Bank Managers Make Lending Decisions to Small Firms - Margaret Fletcher
Managing Public Sector Venture Capital Organisations - Simon Harris
A Survey of Business Angels - Hamish Stevenson and Patrick Coveney
The Strategic Management Styles of Small Businesses - Paul Joyce, Christine Seaman and Adrian Woods
Strategic Issues Impacting on Small Firms - Martyn Robertson
Small and Medium Business Sectors in a Recessionary Economy - Ted Fuller
The Role of Established SMEs in Regional and Local Economic Development - David North and David Smallbone
A Case of Neglect?
Privatisation of Local Authority Services and Market Opportunities for Small Firms - Brian Abbott, Robert Blackburn and James Curran
Growth in Small Manufacturing Firms - Richard Barkham, Mark Hart and Eric Hanvey
An Empirical Analysis
BS5750 and Quality Management in SMEs - Francis Chittenden, Syeda Masooda Mukhtar and Panikkos Poutziouris
The Impact on Small Business Development of a Dedicated Intermediary Networking Resource within TECs and Business Links - Suzan Gunn

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