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308883762 Mazzarol, T. and S. Reboud. 2011. Strategic Innovation in Small Firms.  
308883761 Nascent entrepreneurs access and use of network resources in a technology incubator.  
This study utilized the setting of a technology incubator to analyze how nascent entrepreneurs develop and leverage networks to secure resources as part of the venture creation process....
308883760 How do entrepreneurs' emotional intelligence and transformational leadership orientation impact new ventures' growth?  
This study examines the interrelations between entrepreneurs' emotional intelligence (EI), transformational leadership behaviors and growth. Based on data collected from 99 entrepreneurial firms,...
308883759 Demarches des dirigeants de PME pour ameliorer leurs competences a la suite d'une evaluation multisource.  
Businesses call upon more and more on performance evaluation tools such as multisource evaluation (a.k.a., 360-degree feedback). However, the literature remains silent of what this evaluation...
308883758 Creating entrepreneurial opportunities as a means to maintain entrepreneurial talent in corporations.  
This paper considers how to retain the right talent to support corporate entrepreneurial interests such as internal corporate ventures by taking a new look at why individuals leave corporations...
308883757 Innovativeness and performance in women-owned small firms: the role of knowledge acquisition.  
The phenomenon of women's entrepreneurship has been growing in importance over the last decade due to the significant increase in firms founded by women. The current study seeks to analyze the...
308883756 Institutions and micro-enterprises demography: a study of selected EU countries, 1997-2006.  
Micro-enterprises display diverse patterns with regards to birth rate, death rate, evolution and distribution or density across countries. A large part of the variation of the demography of...
308883755 The role of attributional explanatory style in the perceived outcomes of entrepreneurial venture failure.  
The study tests the application of combining attribution theory and the explanatory style models of Abramson, Seligman and Teasdale (1978) and Weiner (1979, 1986) to entrepreneurial situations,...
268604443 Microfinance institutions: a cross-country empirical investigation of outreach and sustainability.  
In order to explore why some microfinance institutions (MFIs) perform better than others this paper looked at factors which have impacts on several performance indicators of MFIs--profitability...
268604442 Entrepreneurial orientations of women business founders from a push/pull perspective: Canadians versus non-Canadians--a multinational assessment.  
This study is part of a unique, international research effort to determine entrepreneurial orientations of women founders (WF) and their impact on perceived business success. Men founders (MF) and...
268604441 Cash conversion cycle management in small firms: relationships with liquidity, invested capital, and firm performance.  
This study investigated the relationship between cash conversion cycle and levels of liquidity, invested capital, and performance in small firms over time. In a sample of 879 small U.S....
268604440 Acquisition of institutional capital by niche agricultural producers.  
This study examines the relationship between niche agricultural producers' information about and acquisition of capital from government or private agencies. Communities and governments...
268604439 Autonomy, locus of control, and entrepreneurial orientation of Lebanese expatriates worldwide.  
Present day and on-going Lebanese emigration worldwide dates back several centuries. Yet it has intensified since the middle of the nineteenth century, mostly reinforcing Lebanese presence in...
268604438 Les determinants de la communication financiere sur Internet: le cas des marches non reglementes de Bruxelles.  
Le role joue par Internet dans la relation qu'entretient l'entreprise avec ses investisseurs et investisseurs potentiels est indeniable et ne cesse de prendre de l'importance. L'objectif de cette...
268604437 Contrasting contexts for entrepreneurship: capitalism by Kyrgyz decree compared to gradual transition in Uzbekistan.  
Both independent since 1991, the Kyrgyz Republic and Uzbekistan have taken different paths of post-communism reflected by contrasting models of transition. The Kyrgyz Republic, with agriculture...
268604436 Business environment and new firm creation: an international comparison.  
The health of the entrepreneurial sector is becoming even more important to governments as the baby-boom generation begins to retire in many industrialized countries. This empirical study...
224776644 Typologie de dirigeants de tres petite entreprise.  
Si le tissu economique francais est compose a plus de 90% d'entreprises de moins de 10 salaries, plusieurs auteurs soulignent le manque d'attention porte a la TPE en tant qu'objet de recherche....
224776643 Modes de controle et partage des droits de la propriete intellectuelle: le cas des alliances de R&D.  
Le brevet conjoint est le resultat d'un effort conjoint dans le contexte d'un projet de recherche specifique. Mais il est aussi l'acceptation par l'entreprise de donner a son partenaire les droits...
224776642 Determinants des choix de financement et profils de PME.  
L'objet de ce papier est la realisation d'une typologie des profils de financement de 359 petites et moyennes entreprises (PME) non cotees de Belgique. Cette typologie est realisee en fonction...
224776641 The impact of investment readiness on investor commitment and market accessibility in SMEs.  
Raising the level of investment readiness in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is seen as one of the most important strategies in public policy for promoting entrepreneurship and SME...
224776640 Challenges, responses and available resources: success in rural small businesses.  
Rural communities and their residents are exploring the potential of small business and entrepreneurship to address the economic changes they are facing. While these rural areas present many...
224776639 Small business leadership: does being the founder matter?  
The success of a growing business is inextricably intertwined with the leadership capability of its chief executive. The purpose of this paper is to empirically test whether there are managerial...
224776638 Entrepreneurial orientation and firm performance: the unique impact of innovativeness, proactiveness, and risk-taking.  
This paper develops a theoretical model of the relationship between firm-level entrepreneurship and firm performance. This model is intended to further clarify the consequences of an...
224776637 The role of electronic channels in micro-sized brick-and-mortar firms.  
The purpose of this study is to increase understanding of the role of electronic channels in microsized brick-and-mortar firms, which are just starting to utilize new channels in the promotion of...
224776636 Labor flexibility and the prevalence of high-growth entrepreneurial activity.  
Entrepreneurs are embedded in country-specific institutional arrangements that may facilitate or constrain their growth potential. This study addresses country conditions predicting rates of...
224777781 Modele previsionnel de la defaillance financiere des PME quebecoises emprunteuses.  
This research differs from previous studies of the risk of financial distress by concentrating on the Small and Medium- Sized firms( SMF) operating in Quebec on account of their...
224777780 Comprendre le contexte entrepreneurial dans les pays emergents d'Asie: une etude comparative.  
In recent years there has been an unleashing of entrepreneurial spirit in Asia; free markets have replaced planned and command economies. The nature of entrepreneurship today differs widely...
224777779 Un instrument multisource pour mesurer les competences des dirigeants de PME.  
Research on the qualifications of SME owners and on the performance of their firms almost always measures the qualifications of owners through self-reporting. This may account for the inconclusive...
224777778 Self-employment and quality of work and nonwork life: a study in cross-cultural management.  
This study examined the differences between full-time self-employed and organizationally employed individuals in Canada (N=248) and Pakistan (N=306) with regard to quality of work and nonwork...
224777777 A multivariate analysis of the characteristics of rapid growth firms, their leaders, and their market.  
Rapid growth small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) serve as a role model for many founders and managers. However, rapid growth is difficult to attain. A large number of studies that analyse...
224777776 Towards a structural model of a small family business in Taiwan.  
This paper presents a structural model of a small family business in Taiwan. It argues that a typical small business in Taiwan consists of three major components: entrepreneur (laoban), boss's...
224777775 The relationship between owner characteristics and use of bootstrap financing methods.  
Bootstrap finance methods are important to small firms because these techniques provide access to capital, appeal to funding preferences, are widely-used, and are often cost-effective. Despite...
224777774 Trade credits and bank loans for SMEs in the textile sector.  
We investigate the relationship between trade credits and bank loans for on average 493 Turkish SMEs in the textile sector. Our study period extends from the year 1997 to 2005, totaling 1973...
213225833 Developpement durable et PME dans les pays emergents : Entre proactivite, opportunisme et compromis.  
The debate on the conditions needed for the involvement of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in sustainable development (SD) continues in every country. In addition to difficulties related to...
213225832 The influence of gender and occupational-role on entrepreneurs' and corporate managers' success criteria.  
This study explores the construct of success by drawing on a sample of 326 entrepreneurs and 545 corporate managers. Respondents considered success criteria associated with employment and business...
213225831 Does the environment influence the employment growth of SMEs?  
A great deal of empirical research has been devoted to the study of the impact of a firm's environmental characteristics on its growth. However, most of this work focused on one or a few...
213225830 Capturing the economic model of the entrepreneur: the different paths to venture profitability.  
An economic model provides a consistent logic for earning profits within a venture. In this research, a four-component framework is developed and tested for capturing the entrepreneur's...
213225829 A conceptual framework for describing online entrepreneurship.  
Most of the literature on entrepreneurship relates to the traditional "brick-and-mortar" type. A review of contemporary research in entrepreneurship literature suggests that online entrepreneurs...
213225828 Ethics, entrepreneurs and corporate managers: a Canadian study.  
This study found that Canadian entrepreneurs and corporate managers differed little in terms of their ethical attitudes. This similarity could be explained by similar cultural, legal, and...
213225827 A longitudinal study to assess the most influential entrepreneurial features on a new firm's growth.  
In countries such as Spain, where over 95% of firms are SMEs and entrepreneurial failure rates are high, around 50% of new firms do not reach the third year. Success factors, both for the creation...
213225826 TOC Supply chain management solution for food processing industries.  
TOC as an ongoing business improvement process based on five sequential step provides a scientific knowledge base for aligning an organization's operations with its business strategy....
213225825 Exploring the constitution of entrepreneurial alertness: the regulatory focus view.  
We investigated the individual and environmental influences shaping entrepreneurial alertness using a sample of 365 nascent entrepreneurs. Higgins' (1998) regulatory focus theory and Kirzner's...
204931989 Small business retirement plan participation and needs for information: evidence from a survey in Vermont.  
A survey of Vermont small businesses with less than 20 employees was conducted to examine their retirement plan participation and needs for information. Results from 828 small business owners...
204931988 Ethnic entrepreneurship: the distinct role of ties.  
Ethnic entrepreneurship is being recognized as an important vehicle of economic growth. Research demonstrates that in-group ties within ethnic groups are useful vehicles that help ethnic groups...
204931987 Les effets de la physionomie du systeme financier sur le rationnement des PME.  
This study examines the Tunisian financial system capacity to respond to the financial needs of SMEs. The effect of the structure of financial systems on SME credit rationing was examined to...
204931986 The role of market embeddedness in market scanning and marketing competence.  
This study uses the social network paradigm to examine how small business network relationships influence the flow of local business information, and whether the ability to obtain relevant, timely...
204931985 Venture capitalists' confidence, asymmetric information, and liquidity events.  
Venture capitalists, in assessing and advising their portfolio firms and seeking viable exit strategies for them through discussions with investment bankers and corporate acquisitors, develop...
204931984 Explaining nascent entrepreneurs' goal commitment: an exploratory study.  
Expectancy theory and goal setting theory serve as conceptual frameworks to examine factors associated with nascent entrepreneurs' goal commitment, or the extent to which nascent entrepreneurs...
204931983 Students and entrepreneurship: a comparative study of France and the United States.  
This research paper analyzes the differences in sensibility regarding the creation of enterprises among French and American students. The research measures not only students' intentions to start...
204931982 Portfolio strategies of life science venture capital firms in North America and Europe.  
Motivated by the different development paths of the life science industries in North America (US and Canada) and Europe, we examine portfolio strategies of venture capitalists (VC) active in both...

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