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Small Firms Contributions to Economic Regeneration by Robert A. Blackburn
  

Small Firms Contributions to Economic Regeneration

Synopsis

Small Firms Contributions to Economic Regeneration by Robert A. Blackburn

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.

Reviews

`Small firm academics, advanced students and policy makers who missed the conference will find this a worthwhile addition to their library' - Technovation

`A useful way for practitioners who are involved in small business development to catch up with recent research findings without wading through large piles of conference papers' - Small Business Perspective


About the Author

Expertise All aspects of small business and entrepreneurship; small business management; employment; growth; innovation; IP management; environmental practices; business exit; regional and international dimensions; public policy initiatives and evaluations.Reviewer for book publishers (eg. Sage), research councils (ESRC; Leverhulme; Nuffield) and journals. Research Interest(s) Extensive research portfolio for academic (eg ESRC), private (eg HSBC) and public (eg HM Treasury; EU Commission) organisations. Expertise in primary and secondary data collection and analyses; engaged in qualitative and quantitative research methods. Editor of International Small Business Journal Teaching Engaged in postgraduate teaching programmes linked to entrepreneurship and small business; supervision and examination experience at masters and doctorate levels. Memberships Member of RAE2008 and REF2014 Business and Management sub-panel Member of ACCA Small Firms Committee Member of Association of Business Schools Research Committee Member of Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Member of the British Academy of Management Member of Academicians of the Academy of Social Science; Holder of the Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion

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Book Info

Publication date

28th September 1996

Author

Robert A. Blackburn

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Ltd

Format

Hardback
176 pages

Categories

Small businesses & self-employed

ISBN

9781853963391

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