Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development
Papers 979
1 page of 98 pages (979 results)
Progress Choongo2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Copperbelt University),
L.J. Paas10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Massey University)
+ 2 AuthorsJohn Lungu2
Estimated H-index: 2
(School of Graduate Studies (SPS))
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between entrepreneurs’ personal values and corporate social responsibility (CSR) orientations among small- and medium-sized enterprises in a developing country, Zambia. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected through questionnaires. Two linear regression models were used to test the hypotheses. Findings Self-transcendence values have a significant positive influence on socially oriented CSR but do not influence environmenta...
Bronwyn Eager1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Swinburne University of Technology),
Sharon L. Grant9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Swinburne University of Technology),
Alex Maritz11
Estimated H-index: 11
(La Trobe University)
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore whether descriptions of functional coping strategies among entrepreneurs vary along temporal dimensions, from reactive or present oriented, to anticipatory or future oriented. Future-oriented coping is largely unexplored in stress and coping studies in the entrepreneurship literature, despite evidence that a future time perspective is advantageous for entrepreneurs. Design/methodology/approach This study adopts an exploratory, qualitative approach:...
Marina Dabić15
Estimated H-index: 15
(NTU: Nottingham Trent University),
Jasminka Lažnjak3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Zagreb)
+ 1 AuthorsJadranka Švarc3
Estimated H-index: 3
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyse the relationship between the three components of intellectual capital (IC) (human, structural, and relational), and contextual factors relating to organisational climate (OC) and innovation culture, together with their influence on business performance (BP). Design/methodology/approach This empirical research is based on an online questionnaire, which collected data from a non-probability quota sample consisting of 253 Croatian SMEs. The scales for...
Dragana Radicic4
Estimated H-index: 4
(IBS: International Business School, Germany),
Khurshid Djalilov2
Estimated H-index: 2
(BU: Bournemouth University)
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate how both technological and non-technological innovations influence export intensity in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In addition, the authors report results for each firm-size category of micro-, small and medium firms, and thus reflect SME heterogeneity. Design/methodology/approach The research methodology is based on the analysis of the Eurobarometer 2014 data set from 28 EU Member States, Switzerland and the USA covering the per...
Bruce Mwiya2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Copperbelt University),
Yong Wang8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Wolverhampton)
+ 1 AuthorsMaidah Kayekesi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Copperbelt University)
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the mediating role of entrepreneurial intention (EI) in relation to the influence of the five dimensions of entrepreneurial self-efficacy (ESE) on nascent behaviour. Design/methodology/approach The study relies on a quantitative approach where primary data were collected from 294 final year undergraduate students at a public university in Zambia. The data were examined by using correlation, logistic regression and mediation analyses. Findings The f...
Mark Anthony Camilleri7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Edin.: University of Edinburgh)
Purpose Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly communicating and interacting with stakeholders through digital media. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the SME owner-managers’ attitudes toward the pace of technological innovation, and it examines their perceived use and ease of digital media for stakeholder engagement. Design/methodology/approach The research methodology integrated measuring items from the technology acceptance model, the pace of technolo...
Ioana Alexandra Horodnic11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Sheffield),
Colin C. Williams44
Estimated H-index: 44
(University of Sheffield)
Purpose When tackling the informal economy, an emergent literature has called for the conventional rational economic actor approach (which uses deterrents to ensure that the costs of undeclared work outweigh the benefits) to be replaced or complemented by a social actor approach which focusses upon improving tax morale. The purpose of this paper is to explore the effectiveness of these two policy approaches in reducing informal sector entrepreneurship. Design/methodology/approach To evaluate thi...
Gérard Hirigoyen3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Bordeaux),
Sami Basly1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Paris)
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to assessthe probable influence of some of the emotional costs and returns expected by owners on their family business sale decision; and examine if the perceived economic environment during the economic and financial crisis of 2008 had an impact on the intention to sell their family business. Design/methodology/approach The research is based on a sample of 69 family businesses responding to a postal questionnaire survey. The empirical study is made up of a d...
Curtis R. Sproul (GS: Georgia Southern University), Kevin C. Cox3
Estimated H-index: 3
(FAU: Florida Atlantic University),
Amanda Ross8
Estimated H-index: 8
(UA: University of Alabama)
Kayleigh Watson3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Northumbria University),
Pauric McGowan17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Ulster University)
The purpose of this paper is to examine how nascent entrepreneur perspectives towards the utility of the formal written business plan (BP) change before and after start-up competition (SUC) participation. Such focus is pertinent and timely given the enduringly contentious matter of BP creation for nascent entrepreneurs. Despite mounting criticisms, considerable resources continue to be expended on promoting the BP within educative and start-up support provision; the globally ubiquitous SUC pheno...