Small business in a global economy : creating and managing successful organizations (eBook, 2014) [Hayden Memorial Library @ Citrus College]
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Small business in a global economy : creating and managing successful organizations

Small business in a global economy : creating and managing successful organizations

Author: Scott L Newbert
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2015] ©2015
Series: Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This two-volume work explores the behavior and decision making of small companies; their business strategies for launch, growth, and survival; and their contribution to the larger global economy. Utilizing information and data gleaned from proven entrepreneurs and small business operations, this reference provides insight into the political, environmental, and competitive forces that support and impede small  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Small business in a global economy
(DLC) 2014035888
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott L Newbert
ISBN: 9781440830167 1440830169
OCLC Number: 908146163
Description: 1 online resource (volumes cm)
Contents: Cover; 9781440830150_V1_web.pdf; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Notes; 1 Small Businesses' Share of Employment: Charting the Course over the Last Three Decades; Small Businesses' Role in the Economy; What Is Driving the Decline in Small Businesses' Share of Employment?; Rules of the Game; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Appendix; Notes; 2 The Motivations Underlying Small Business Formation: An Overview and Empirical Examination of Self-Efficacy and Commitment; Motivation; Review of Theory and Empirical Evidence; Method; Sample; Measurement. Analysis and ResultsDiscussion; Notes; 3 The Irrational Benefits of Small Business Ownership: Constructing Economic Well-Being in Business-Owning Households; What Business? What Benefit? What Rationality?; Self-Employment or Small Business Ownership; The Financial Benefits of Small Business Ownership; The Nonfinancial Benefits of Small Business Ownership; Business Rewards in Family-owned Firms; Researching the Rewards of Small Business Ownership; The Relationship between Business and Household; Economic Well-being in the Entrepreneurial Household; Conclusions; Notes. 4 Effectual Decision Making: Applications for Small BusinessThe Basics of Effectuation; The Dimensions That Differentiate Causation from Effectuation; Focus on Means; Alliances and Precommitments; Clearly Defined Ends or Generalized Aspirations; Predicting Expected Returns or Affordable Loss; Existing Knowledge or Environmental Contingencies; Uncertainty; Summary; Causation Decision-making Processes: An Example; Effectuation Decision-making Processes: An Example; Effectuation in the Academic Literature; Teaching Effectuation; Conclusion; Notes. 5 Women- and Ethnic Minority-Owned Businesses: An Overview of Current Research and Future TrendsWomen as Small Business Owners; Women's Share of Small Business Ownership, Firm Characteristics, and Performance Profiles; Gender, Women, and Entrepreneurial Capital; Entrepreneurship as a Masculinized Discourse; Summary; Minority Entrepreneurship; Defining and Contextualizing Ethnic Minority Status; Ethnic Minority Business Owners: The Business-Entry Decision, Sectoral Preference, and Resourcing Issues; Summary; Conclusion; Notes; 6 The A-GES Framework: Understanding the Family Business Difference. Understanding Differences: A Selection of Theoretical ApproachesSystems Theory; Agency Theory; Stewardship Theory; Resource-Based View; Organizational Learning Theory; Summary Observation; Understanding Family Business: The A-GES Framework; Architecture; Governance; Entrepreneurship; Stewardship; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes; 7 Institutional Influences on Entrepreneurial Orientation in Small Businesses: A Nine-Country Investigation of Political and Economic Risk; Theoretical Development; Entrepreneurial Orientation; Institutional Theory.
Series Title: Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Responsibility: Scott L. Newbert, editor.


This informative set analyzes the dynamics involved with creating, growing, and managing small businesses amid different geographic, institutional, and political environments.  Read more...
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